Nut-Orange Popcorn Balls from 1940
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cream
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 cup broken walnuts or peanuts
2 quarts popped popcorn
Combine sugar, cream and orange juice
and cook over low heat, stirring
constantly until sugar is dissolved.
Increase heat and cook to 290 degrees F.
or until hard ball forms when a little
of mixture is dropped in cold water.
Remove from heat and add butter and
orange rind. Combine nuts and popped
corn. Pour cooked syrup slowly over
popped corn, stirring and turning
until evenly coated. Shape into balls
and wrap in waxed paper.
Source: San Jose News, Friday, Nov 1, 1940