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    Bare-Bones Molasses Popcorn Balls

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    Anemone's Note:

    I know. One more recipe for popcorn balls, but I looked, and this is the most basic you can get. I made two batches, one with two handfuls of unsalted peanuts.

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    1. 1
      Combine molasses and sugar in a saucepan.
    2. 2
      Grease a large mixing bowl and put in popped popcorn. Grease a mixing spoon. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Combine molasses and sugar in a saucepan. Stirring constantly, heat over medium-high heat until just about boiling.
    4. 4
      Pour over popcorn and mix well. Add peanuts if desired at this point.
    5. 5
      Let cool a little (take the kids to wash their hands - that will take just the right amount of time!).
    6. 6
      Press popcorn into balls. (Kids love this!).
    7. 7
      Eat what sticks on your hands.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2009


      Yum! This recipe provides just the right ratio of molasses:sugar. We just wanted this as a topping instead of making popcorn balls, so we decreased the amount of sugar and molasses by half, and added a small pinch of salt over the bowl of popcorn before eating. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on October 24, 2007


      This is definitely simple, and I don't think anyone can mess it up. If you enjoy molasses, then these are chewy and wonderful. I know so many who don't, so I made a test batch at home by halving the recipe. Still worked great, I got about 6 balls. From reading other recipes, greasing up hands worked, too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bare-Bones Molasses Popcorn Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (832 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.8
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 20.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 62.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 43.1 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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