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Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn colored Orange and Purple with candies

Granny Corn, Mother Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn Granny aka Sugar Corn aka Granny Popcorn is an easy no-fail popcorn.
Mother Goose Popcorn is usually pink, but it lends itself easily to being any color your desire.
For Halloween color it Orange or Purple, or even half the recipe and make both!
For a very special treat, toss in some Halloween colored candied Sixlets, M&M’s or other candies and you’ve got a real winner for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers – all ages will enjoy this homemade Mother Goose PopCorn delight.

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn


5 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ tsp. salt
12 oz. (1 can) evaporated milk
4 drops food coloring: HERE is a set of colors to check out

32 cups popped popcorn, place into a large bowl discarding any corn that didn’t pop
A GOOD candy thermometer. Click HERE to see this one 
Sixlet candies, CLICK HERE for a Halloween mix


In a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, vanilla, salt, vanilla, evaporated milk and food coloring.

Attach candy thermometer to the side of the pan.

This is important and be sure it is working properly – buy a new one if you have a question.

Be sure the end of the candy thermometer, the bulb does NOT touch the bottom of the pan, yet in the mixture.

STIRRING CONSTANTLY cook over medium-high heat until mixture boils.

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

When it comes to a boil turn down to medium; continue stirring until the thermometer reaches 235 degrees.Pour the candy mixture over the popcorn and toss gently till completely coated.

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

Stir gently, turning from the bottom bringing the candy mixture up to the top.

In the beginning the candy coating on the popcorn will be shiny.

Continue to stir gently; pulling from the bottom to the top.

Then in about 2-3 minutes –

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

POOF the MAGIC happens!

Granny's Sugar Popcorn

Halloween Mother Goose PopCorn

The candy coating sugars and becomes that wonderful throw-back candy we can still enjoy today.

Recipe by Carrie Groneman, adapted  from Melinda Forbush’s recipe.

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018
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