Mother Goose Popcorn (Donna's Mother)

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"We love this popcorn and I like to make it as a special treat on a Saturday night when watching movies with my family. Prior to making this recipe, I've made similar recipes using granulated sugar, but when I made this one, I felt like I discovered the secret to sugar coated popcorn. I also discovered through my own experimenting, that using corn oil achieves ultimate results when popping your own popcorn as it doesn't leave "that odd" taste to the popcorn. It originally comes from the "Hill Family" on"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (201.7 g)
  • Calories 599.8
  • Total Fat - 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 248.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 126 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 113.2 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 6.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. (Make sure that the bowl is large enough to mix hot syrup over popcorn without having the popcorn spill over).

Step 2

Combine all remaining ingredients in a saucepan.

Step 3

Cook sugar until it reaches the softball stage (235° F). Add food coloring until desired color is reached. (I sometimes don't use food coloring, it's up to you). Refer to NOTEs # 1 and 2 below.

Step 4

Pour syrup evenly over top of popcorn mixing with a wooden spoon until well coated and evenly distributed.

NOTE # 1: When sugar syrup is cooking, be sure to use a metal spoon to stir the syrup, if necessary. Each time you dip the spoon into the syrup, make sure that you place it directly into a glass of cold water that you have near by. This prevents the sugar from crystallizing when the spoon is introduced back into the saucepan.

NOTE # 2: To test if the softball stage is reached, drop a piece of syrup into cold water, it will form a soft ball.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Snacks


1 Reviews

dienia b

ok i loved this one made it several times , mr picky didnt care for sweet popcorn ,his loss lol


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(2 Feb 2016)