Friday, October 28, 2005

Molasses Popcorn Balls

You'll want these at Hallowe'en...Thanksgiving...Christmas!

3 quarts popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups Brer Rabbit Molasses
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Pick over popcorn, discarding all hard kernels. Combine molasses, sugar, water, vinegar and salt; cook slowly, stirring constantly, to 270º F. (or when a small quantity dropped into cold water forms hard ball). Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and shortening, stirring only enough to mix. Pour over popped corn, stirring constantly. Grease hands; shape lightly and quickly into balls. Cool. Wrap in waxed paper. Makes 28-30


Blogger Terri said...

More molasses, oh yeah! This is why I like Cracker Jack better than Crunch and Munch. Mmmm

3:55 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Hooray for molasses! You know, speaking of Cracker Jack vs Crunch 'n Munch, my favorite has always been Screaming Yellow Zonkers! I love the taste, plus the fact that there are no nuts! That's the one thing I don't care for about CJ and CnM.

7:12 AM  

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