Aunt Donna’s Popcorn Balls

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2 cups sugar
1 cup cream
1 cup Karo syrup
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 drops food coloring

1 C popcorn – pop it before making the syrup

Mix together sugar, cream, Karo and butter in a medium sized sauce pan.  When it starts to boil add vanilla and coloring. Simmer until the syrup forms a soft ball in cold water.  In the Salt Lake Valley the perfect temperature is 230º.  Pour over popped popcorn and stir until thoroughly mixed.  After the popcorn has cooled a little, butter your hands and form the popcorn mixture into balls.  If they don’t stick together, wait another minute or two.

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