Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
My mother used to make these on Halloween for the trick-or-treaters (back when people didn't automatically throw out anything not factory-sealed) and the word would spread and kids would come to our house from all over to get them. She made some one year for a Christmas charity bazaar and they were such a hit, the next year they asked her to make a few more...and then more...until she was making 1,200 of them for a three-day bazaar, and they still sold out!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup white corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 vanilla
- 3 quarts popped corn
- Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, butter, and salt in a saucepan.
- Cook over medium-high heat to hard ball stage.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour over popcorn.
- When cool enough to handle, form into balls with buttered hands.
These are THE perfect Old Fashioned "stick to your teeth" popcorn balls that I had when I was a kid !! I made 2 batches and passed them around to friends and some elderly neighbors !! EVERYONE went wild for them ! I did add 1 Tbs. of cider vinegar to the sugar and syrup, wich added just the right flavor !! AWESOME !!! Five stars all the way !!
these were delish and easy.. the only thing I did different was add dark corn syrup because it was the only thing I had.. they were delish and easy.. thanks for sharing
These tasted great like old fashioned ones, I added 3tsp of vinegar (for a double batch) like the other reviewer and does give good flavor, either way with or without vinegar they turn out tasty, thanks!