Cinnamon Popcorn Balls

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Makes:
10 servings
Yields:
about 10 popcorn balls
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
26 mins
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Cinnamon Popcorn Balls

Ingredients
12
cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup unpopped)
1
cup sugar
2/3
cup water
1/3
cup red cinnamon candies
1
tablespoon vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
drops oil of cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Place popcorn in a greased 17x12x2-inch baking pan. Keep popcorn warm in a 300 degree F oven while making cinnamon mixture.
  2. Butter the sides of a heavy 1-1/2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine sugar, water, red cinnamon candies, vinegar, and salt. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar and cinnamon candies. This should take about 6 minutes. Avoid splashing mixture on sides of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 270 degree F, hard-ball stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching hard-ball stage should take 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat; remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Stir in oil of cinnamon, if desired. Pour the cinnamon mixture over the popcorn; stir gently to coat the popcorn. Cool until the popcorn mixture can be handled easily. Use buttered hands to shape the mixture into 3-inch-diameter balls. Wrap each popcorn ball in clear plastic wrap. Makes about 10 popcorn balls.

Nutrition Facts

(Cinnamon Popcorn Balls)
    Per serving:
  • 135 kcal cal.,
  • 59 mg sodium,
  • 33 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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