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Chocolate Popcorn Balls

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You will agree this recipe and the making makes the holiday more festive!!!

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white corn syrup
2 squares baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 quarts (16 cups) salted popped corn

Instructions

Stir sugar, syrup, salt and water until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring until syrup forms a hard ball in cold water. Add butter and boil until brittle ball is formed. Remove from stove and as soon as bubbling ceases add the vanilla and melted chocolate. Mix well and pour over the popped corn. With lightly greased hands form popcorn balls.

Bernice Rowe
Kewanee




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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