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Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 10:36 AM


Homemade Poppycock

2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 lb. butter or margarine., 1/2 c. corn syrup, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 6-8 qt. popped corn & 1-3 c. nuts (pecans, almonds, peanuts, whatever or leave out)

Place brown sugar, butter, syrup & salt into 2 qt. pot (don't use smaller pot, it froths up when soda added). Bring to boil for 5 min., stirring constantly. Do not over-boil. Add vanilla & soda, stirring after each addition.

Place popped corn onto two large pans with sides, pour hot mixture over corn & stir well. Bake at 250 F., stirring every 10 min. (set buzzer & Sploofus). Remove from oven & stir in nuts, lifting the hot mixture off bottom of pans.

When cold enough to handle, break into small clumps. Store in jars, tins or strong plastic (not the deodorized kind). Will keep if well sealed. Enjoy

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 10:44 AM


Tibby  (Level: 121.9 - Posts: 66)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 11:01 AM

Thanks for the recipe.

You say bake at 250 stirring every ten minutes. But how long in total?

I've been looking for something to make as little gifts for neighbors, etc. I think I found it.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 11:22 AM

Sorry, i hour baking time. It makes an excellent gift. I put mine in quart jars with a ribbon on top

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 11:23 AM

Duh, that's one hour

Nelly  (Level: 181.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 1:35 PM

That's great. Thanks Randy. Can't wait to try it - have to get the oven fixed first though

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 1:46 PM

Poppycock! That is a...well, sort of a pet name in my marriage...

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 4:06 PM

Smaug, are you trying to put us all on a diet

Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Sat, 24th Nov '07 5:23 PM

one of my favorite snacks is 'cracker jacks' and now we can make it at home.. thanks for the recipe, Randy

Berylm  (Level: 163.8 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 7:21 AM

This sounds delicious, but for a poor UK person who doesn't have the faintest idea of how much a cup is, can anyone convert to English lbs and ounces (or grams, or millilitres, or whatever it is!)?

Also, how much *unpopped* corn do you have to buy to make 4 quarts of popped corn, please?!

Kimoira  (Level: 215.0 - Posts: 1200)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 7:59 AM

whoa- sorry about the length

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 25th Nov '07 1:17 PM

A cup is 8 oz or 250 ml. This recipe is kinda loose, so you could literally use an actual cup (though not a dainty teacup) & your teaspoons to measure. You need the equivalent of about 2 Dutch oven pots of popped corn. I'm Canadian, so the measurements are the same as England used before converting to metric. A regular size package of popping corn should be more than enough. Sorry, I can't be more specific

Tibby  (Level: 121.9 - Posts: 66)
Mon, 17th Dec '07 6:15 PM

I made some of this last night. It was a lot of fun and it's really YUMMY. The only thing is that I think I need an insulin injection.........

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