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How to Make Patriotic Popcorn Balls
Posted By Smockity Frocks On July 3, 2011 @ 10:30 pm In Recipes,Side Dishes | 5 Comments
Here’s what you will need:
1. Use a Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper or other popper to pop the corn.
2. In each of 3 pots, place 1/3 cup corn syrup, 1 cup sugar, and 3 Tbsp. water.
3. In one pot, put the red jello, and in one put the blue jello.
4. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook 3-4 minutes.
5. Divide the popcorn into 3 batches and pour the syrup on, stirring to coat.
6. Let cool slightly until you can handle it.
7. Butter hands WELL, scoop up each color popcorn, and mash into a ball.
8. Allow to cool on wax paper. Then individually wrap with plastic wrap.
*Confession: My “blue” jello turned out to be RED, even though the picture on the box showed BLUE! I improvised and used blue food coloring in the plain syrup on these popcorn balls instead.
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