Orange Popcorn Balls
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 cup orange marmalade
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 5 quarts popcorn
- Combine sugar, water, marmalade, salt, corn syrup and vinegar in saucepan;
bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook to hard-ball stage or
to 250 degrees F on candy thermometer.
- Pour over popcorn slowly; mix thoroughly.
- Shape into 2 1/2-inch balls with buttered hands.
Yield: 15 balls
Black popcorn balls may be made by substituting one 6-ounce package licorice
sticks, cut into small pieces, for orange marmalade