About 10 cups popcorn
2 tablespoons (1 oz.) butter
1 cup (1/2 pt.) maple or corn sirup 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Melt butter in a saucepan, add sirup and sugar, and when dissolved allow to boil until it registers 300° F. on candy thermometer, or when tried in cold water it is quite brittle, then add extract. Pour mixture over popcorn, shape into balls, then roll these in more popcorn until no more will adhere to balls. Keep in air-tight boxes.
Another Method. Boil together one cup honey, one cup brown sugar, one tablespoon butter, and one cup water until it forms a soft ball when tried in cold water. Put five quarts popcorn into a bowl, add one teaspoon vanilla extract, and pour over hot sirup. Rub hands with oil, and after stirring candy well, make it into small balls. Wrap in waxed paper. To make chocolate popcorn balls add one square of unsweetened chocolate to the hot sirup. One cup chopped nut meats may be added if liked.