Molasses Popcorn Balls

Mix two cups of white sugar with a cup of molasses and a half cup water. Vanilla is a nice touch. Stir until smooth, add a half stick of butter and a half cup water. Bring to a slow boil, and cook to hard-crack stage. Drizzle this over popped corn while stirring. This recipe will coat a little more than a gallon of popcorn, but don’t try to coat all of it at once, or it’ll cool and get too stiff to work with. Rub a pat of butter between your hands, and form coated popcorn into balls; spear with Popsicle sticks, and dust with salt.

One Reply to “Molasses Popcorn Balls”

  1. This article made me remember when we would get popcorn balls in our trick or treat bags at Halloween when I was a child in the 60’s.
    I was raised in the Delta of northeastern Arkansas.

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