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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What's cooking? Wednesday - Sugared Popcorn

My mom's sugared popcorn
This stuff is heavenly!  My mommy used to make it for Halloween, her mommy used to make it and now I'm passing it down to you.  I just gave a bowlful of it to my daughter and she took a taste, her eyes opened wide and she said,"What IS this? It's Great!"  So, there's an unsolicited testimonial as well  :)

Sugared Popcorn
2 packages microwave popcorn, popped  (This is the only variation to my mom's original recipe...they didn't have microwave ovens back in the old days  :))
1 c. sugar
3 T. water
1 T. butter

Put popped popcorn into large bowl.  Don't just empty the package into the bowl - you'll get unpopped kernels and they're bad for your teeth!  Scoop out the popcorn with your hands.
Combine the sugar, water and butter in saucepan.  Bring to boil over medium high heat.  When it comes to a boil, turn heat down to medium and boil for 5 minutes.  You don't have to stir it or anything.  Just make sure it stays at a rolling boil.  After 5 minutes, stir into large bowl of popped popcorn.  Keep stirring until the sugar solution is all incorporated into the popcorn.

Boil the sugar mixture for 5 minutes

What I like most about this popcorn is that it isn't sticky, gooey or messy.  It just gives a subtle sugary taste to the salty popcorn.  Delicious!


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