Molasses Popcorn Balls
10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup molasses
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbs. butter or margarine
Put sugar, water, molasses, vinegar and salt into a pot. Heat & stir
until it starts to boil. Boil gently, without stirring, until it
reaches the hard ball stage.
Remove from heat. Add butter/margarine. Pour over popcorn in a large
Mix until popcorn is coated with syrup. Form into balls.
Makes 12 - 15 popcorn balls. Hard ball stage is 270F or when you
drop a bit in cold water and it forms a hard ball.