Popcorn Balls

Halloween will be here before you know it. Here’s a family favorite for the holiday everyone loves.

Pop about 1 gallon popcorn (I use the plain microwave pop corn two regular packets will make a large bowl. You don’t need to really measure it just a nice large bowl.)

In a heavy gauge pot place 1 cup white corn syrup,

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 1/2 cup sugar,

1 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Cook to soft ball stage; 260° on your candy thermometer or use the cold water method of checking by dripping small amounts of the candy into cold water, when it forms a soft ball as you push it in
the water it is ready.

Pour over your popcorn turning your bowl as you pour the syrup in, then stir to coat the popcorn. When it looks like it is mostly coated form into balls. Cover each ball with plastic wrap or wax paper.