Candied Popcorn
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water
3 T. butter (or butter substitute such as solid Smart Balance , not Lite)
3/4 t. salt or salt substitute such as Cardia
1 tsp. vanilla
A large bowl of popped unseasoned popcorn.

Place sugar, syrup, water, butter & salt in a saucepan & cook, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking without stirring until syrup forms a brittle ball in cold water (or a firm ball if you want it slightly gooey & easier on teeth or dentures). Remove from heat & add vanilla, stirring only enough to mix thoroughly. Quickly drizzle over popcorn while stirring & mixing the popcorn and syrup. This hot syrup can cause serious burns, so this is not a recipe that children should try. Don't leave the syrup alone on the stove for an instant!

You can throw a few nuts into the popcorn for higher nutrition and variety before adding the syrup, if you wish.  Incidentally, don't give this snack to very small children who might choke on it, but I'm sure you know that!

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