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Recipe for popcorn balls


To make 6 large popcorn balls, use:
• 2 quarts popcorn, already popped
• 1 cup molasses
• 1/2 cup corn sirup
• 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter or margarine

Pour the molasses and corn sirup into a saucepan and stir them together.
Place the pan over a high flame. With a grownup’s help, stir the sirup until it comes to a boil.
Drip some sirup from a spoon into a cup of cold water. When the sirup forms a hard ball in the water, the sirup is ready to take off the flame.
Mix butter or margarine into the sirup. Pour the sirup over the popcorn. Before you begin, rub butter over your hands so that the popcorn balls will not stick to you. When the sirup-covered popcorn is cool enough to hold, press it into popcorn balls.

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