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Boules de Tac-Tac
2 quarts popcorn
2 cups Steen's (cane syrup)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp butter
Pop the corn and set aside. Boil syrup and salt on medium heat. Stir constantly until syrup forms a ball when dropped into cold water. Add butter and pour mixture over the popped corn. With buttered hands, shape into balls, cool and serve! Popcorn balls may be wrapped in plastic wrap to keep fresh.