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Popcorn Balls - Holiday Activity
Popcorn balls are fun to make and fun to eat. Adult supervision is a must for this holiday activity as it involves cooking and hot objects. For an extra special treat add in fun flavors to the popcorn balls. Suggestions include carmel and chocolate.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

Classic Popcorn Balls
Thanks - Elma D.

20 cups popped popcorn (almost 1 cup unpopped)
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pop the popcorn and then remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Now place the popcorn in a large pan, a raosting pan is preferred, in a warm oven around 300 F.

Now take a 2 quart saucepan and butter the sides.
Then combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt.

Cook to 270 degrees to a soft-crack stage, you will want stir frequently as the mixture should boil gently over entire surface. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

Pull the popcorn out and slowly pour mixture over hot popcorn. Stir just until mixed.
If you are going to add some unique flavors, drizzle in now.

Butter hands; using buttered cup or large spoon, scoop up popcorn mixture. Shape with buttered hands into 2 1/2 to 3 inch popcorn balls. Makes 13 to 15 popcorn balls.
If you use food service gloves make sure they are buttered as well.

Work quickly and rebutter your hands for each popcorn ball. Place on waxed paper. If you are using additinoal flavoring, drizzle additional flavor on the popcorn balls, and let cool. After 10 - 15 minutes, wrap each in plastic wrap to keep fresh. Remember the syrup mix is HOT and will burn your skin so be careful.

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Marshmellow Popcorn Balls
Similar to Marshmellow Treats

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
6 tablespoons butter
5 cups miniature marshmallows

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.

Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.

Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.

Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.
Form popcorn into 8 balls.

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