Mom's Christmas Popcorn Balls

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Recipe by loriyeargan

Got this one from my mom; my brother and I got these every year in our Christmas stockings. Mom would also wrap them in colored Saran wrap and put in gift baskets and tins to give to friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar, water, corn syrup, salt, and vinegar.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat until mixture reaches hardball stage (250 degrees) Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp vanilla and the crushed candy canes.
  3. Pour mixture over the popcorn in a slow steady stream, then mix thoroughly.
  4. Shape into balls (about the size of a baseball works well) and put on wax paper to harden.
  5. Enjoy!

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