Cranberry Popcorn Balls ver. 2

Cranberry-Relish Popcorn Balls

Yield: 18 balls

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 10-ounce package (1 cup) frozen cranberry-orange relish
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 quarts unsalted popped popcorn
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except popcorn, in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook to 250 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.
  3. Mixture will bubble up in pan, so watch to keep from boiling over.
  4. Pour slowly onto hot popcorn and mix until well-coated.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture can easily be formed into balls.
  6. Butter hands and form into 3-inch balls.
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