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Molasses Popcorn Balls

Molasses popcorn balls are an old-fashioned treat that’s easy to make. 

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Molasses Popcorn Balls

Molasses Popcorn Balls are an old-fashioned treat that is easy to make. Great activity with kids (young children can help to shape the balls).

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Candy & Sweet Treats

Ingredients

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  • 1½ cups Fancy Molasses
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 4 qts popped popping corn

Instructions

  1. Combine Fancy Molasses, sugar, and butter or margarine in a 2 qt. saucepan.
  2. Dissolve sugar by stirring. Cook over medium heat until mixture forms a hard but not brittle ball (250°-266°F) when dropped in cold water. Stir constantly.
  3. Dribble syrup over popped corn stirring to coat it all. Make balls with buttered hands when cool. Wrap in waxed paper.

Keywords: popcorn ball, molasses popcorn, molasses popcorn ball

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  • January 3, 2022
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    BJ

    My Mom made them they were so good. I have made them but been a long time.

  • December 12, 2021
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    Mary casper

    Used to make over a hundred of these at Halloween, all the kids in town and around would come every year. We love them.

  • November 3, 2021
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    Daryl

    My mom used to make these every Halloween. Kids would start asking way before Halloween each year if Mom would be making them again. It was definitely a neighborhood favorite. Easy recipe to follow, and the results were amazing. Brings back a lot of childhood memories.

  • October 29, 2020
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    Nad Kushlyk

    Haven’t had popcorn balls for 30 + years. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • July 3, 2020
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    Rose white

    Love to try some old fashion molasses recipes, yours look interesting.

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