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1/2 cup Molasses
1/2 cup Corn syrup
3/4 cup butter
8 cups Popped popcorn (measure after popping)
Cook 1/2 cup molasses with corn syrup until thermometer reaches hard crack stage, about 270 degrees.
Stir in the butter and salt. Put popcorn in large bowl, and then slowly add the caramel mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon to coat all of the popcorn.
Here's the part the kids enjoy...
Butter your hands lightly and shape the popcorn into balls, whatever size you prefer. Set them on wax
paper to harden. If they are not eaten right away, then wrap them in waxed paper.