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How to Make Old Fashioned Molasses Popcorn Balls
Things You’ll Need:
- 3 Quarts Popcorn, popped
- 2/3 Cup Molasses
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Vinegar
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 3 Tablespoons Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- Extra butter for hands and cookie pan
Pop your popcorn and keep it warm in large metal bowl or pan the oven at 300F, until needed. Make sure your pan is large enough to be able to add the mixture to and to be able to mix with your popcorn.
Combine all ingredients except the popcorn, vanilla and butter in a large sauce pan.
Stir constantly over low heat until mixture begins to boil and reaches the hard boil stage. (250F)
Remove from heat add the butter and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Pour your mixture slowly over your bowl (or pan)of popcorn and mix gently so as not to break up your popcorn.
Once you have poured the mixture in and mixed it together, butter your hands and form into baseball sized balls by pressing the mixture together gently but firmly.
Place your formed popcorn balls on a lightly buttered cookie sheet, wax paper or lightly buttered tin foil.
Let cool completely and harden before wrapping in plastic warp. Store out of sunlight.
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