Popcorn Balls

Bettye S. Auger

  • 2 1/2 quart popped corn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pour popped corn into large buttered bowl. Combine sugar, corn syrup, slat and water and vinegar in 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil, boil briskly for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook to hard ball stage when dropped in water.

Remove from stove, stir in vanilla. Pour slowly over popped corn, mix with large buttered spoon. Form into balls.

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