Mom's Summer Cracker Jack
This is another recipe from my mother's collection. I remember her making it from the time I was a small child. It was a real treat for my sisters and I, but everyone else loved it, too.

1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
3 Tablespoons Cinnamon Drops Candy, crushed
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Strained Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons Butter
3 Quarts Plain Popcorn with no additives

Mix sugar, syrup, cinnamon drops, salt and orange juice in a heavy saucepan. Heat slowly until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Bring to a rapid boil, cook to 248 degrees on a candy thermometer or to the firm ball stage when tested in cold water.

Remove from the heat and stir in butter. Place the popcorn in an extra large bowl. Slowly pour syrup over the corn, tossing with a spoon until coated evenly. Spread out on waxed paper, keeping the corn well separated. Cool completely.

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