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Popcorn Balls

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla (Madagascar)
5 quarts popper corn

Makes: 15-20 popcorn balls

Butter sides of saucepan. In it combine sugar, water, salt, syrup and vinegar. Cook to hard ball stage-250 degrees. Stir in vanilla. Slowly pour over popped corn, stirring just to mix well. Butter hands lightly; shape balls.

From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart

Madagascar Vanilla (purchase at Chefs Catalog) Of all the vanilla's I've used this is my favorite. Once you've tried it you won't go back!

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