Elsie's Easy Popcorn Balls

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
12 to 24 balls

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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 4 tablespoons popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Directions

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil and kernels, uncovered, over high heat until first pop. Cover and remove from heat for 1 minute. Return to high heat and shake until popping ceases. Sprinkle with salt and shake to distribute evenly. Measure 2 quarts of popcorn, and reserve.

In a saucepan, carefully combine the sugar and water then add the corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and cook to soft crack stage. Pour over 2 quarts of popcorn and mix gently but thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Wearing gloves or baggies, mold into balls around popsicle sticks.

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