2 cups white sugar
1 cup white syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Food coloring, if you wish
Bring sugar, syrup, and water to a boil and cook until crackly or makes a fine thread. Then add quickly soda, butter, and vanilla. Stir quickly and pour on popcorn and stir.
Color if you wish.
Cook syrup in a pan a lot larger than would be necessary to hold syrup as the soda will make it foam up.
Butter hands when shaping popcorn balls.
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