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HAUNTINGLY DELICIOUS HALLOWEEN RECIPES
BLOODY POPCORN BALLS
½ cup - Molasses
½ cup - Corn syrup
1 ½ cubes (¾ cup) - Butter
8 cups - Popped popcorn (measure after popping)
Red food coloring (paste food coloring from craft stores works well)
Cook molasses with corn syrup until thermometer reaches hard crack stage, about 270 degrees. Add a bit of red food color paste to the corn syrup mixture and tint to desired color. Stir in butter and salt.
Have the popcorn in a bowl. Slowly stir in the mixture with a wooden spoon. Coat all the popcorn.
Butter your hands lightly and shape the popcorn into balls. Make them the size you want. Set them on wax paper and let them harden. Wrap the ones you don't eat with wax paper.
Makes 6 servings