Sunday, September 21, 2008

popcorn balls

Today I'm going to share a nice receipe that I've found on elsie marley's blog. How to make popcorn balls.
7 cups of popcor
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla and
2 drops of food color if you feel like it

First make popcorn. Be sure to pick all the unpopped kernels out or you will break a tooth on one. Now put together in a sauce pan sugar, water, cron syrup, salt and butter. If you have a candy thermometer put it in the pan, if not have a small bowl full of ice water next to the stove. Cook the delicious butter and sugar mixture until it hits 250 degrees. It will color a little when it’s done and the ball shouldn’t be rock hard, but should give a little under pressure.
When it’s done, take it off the heat right away and add vanilla and food color. Now pour the syrup all over the popcorn stirring quickly. It’s nice to have another person help at this point, but you can manage by yourself just fine. Let it cool a minute or two and make balls. If it’s sticky you can butter your hands a bit and then shape them. Voila! popcorn balls.

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