Saturday, February 20, 2010

Microwave Poppycock for Popcorn

My mom always made this topping for popcorn when we watched movies on Sunday nights. I think it was so she didn't have to cook so many meals.
I did the same thing tonight when Andy was watching COPS with the kids. I wasn't done until after it was over, so they ate it while Andy read them their scripture story and bedtime books. The kids really enjoyed it.
My mom got this recipe from a lady she knew when she was first married. It is made in the microwave and is super easy and yummy!Poppycock for Popcorn

1 ¼ cup Sugar
1 cup Butter (I used half butter and half margarine)
½ cup Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix sugar, butter, and corn syrup together and microwave 8 minutes in a 4 quart glass bowl. Stir one time. Then add vanilla and microwave 5 more minutes. Pour on popped popcorn and stir. Warn impatient eaters that it is HOT. It hardens as it cools. My mom had a giant stack of plastic cups that we would use to eat popcorn.
This makes a very large size bowl of popcorn. If you have leftovers, place in a ziplock bag and eat it later.


Mary said...

I think you don't add the vanilla until after the last cooking time. FYI---I got it from Vanae Knight in Connell.

Tina Crowther said...

We tried it. We halfed it. We turned it blue. I have no idea if it worked the way it was supposed to, but it's pretty sugary and yummy. Thanks!