Wednesday, October 28, 2009

RECIPE OF THE DAY October 28th, 2009

Petrifying Popcorn Balls
Great for a healthy trick or treat!

12 cup(s) popped popcorn
3 cup(s) mixed dried fruit such as golden raisins, cherries, and chopped apricots and figs
1 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
3/4 cup(s) brown sugar
1 cup(s) corn syrup
1/2 cup(s) water

Toss popcorn and dried fruit together in a large, lightly oiled, heatproof bowl. Oil 2 waxed paper-lined baking pans and a long metal fork. Set aside.
Bring sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture reaches 260 degrees F.
Carefully pour the syrup over the popcorn mixture. Stir with the fork to distribute. Let sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
With well-oiled hands, form 3-inch balls, place on pans, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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