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Chocolate Popcorn Balls

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You will agree this recipe and the making makes the holiday more festive!!!

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white corn syrup
2 squares baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 quarts (16 cups) salted popped corn

Instructions

Stir sugar, syrup, salt and water until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring until syrup forms a hard ball in cold water. Add butter and boil until brittle ball is formed. Remove from stove and as soon as bubbling ceases add the vanilla and melted chocolate. Mix well and pour over the popped corn. With lightly greased hands form popcorn balls.

Bernice Rowe
Kewanee



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