Classic Popcorn Balls

1/2 C Granulated sugar
1/4 C Margarine or butter
1/2 C Light corn syrup
1/2 tsp Salt

Few drops of food coloring
8 C Popped popcorn (unpopped kernels discarded)

1. In Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat all ingredients except popcorn to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir in popcorn. Cook, stirring constantly, until popcorn is well coated, about 3 minutes; cool slightly.
2. Dip hands into cold water. Shape into 2 1/2-inch balls. Place on wax paper; cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or place in plastic bags and tie.

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