Mother Goose Popcorn

It doesn’t sound like much but I prefer this as an alternative to caramel corn, it is that good. I make it at Christmas time, pink and green and mix them together. Simple to make, sweet and crunchy. Colorful to boot! It goes fast. As far as I know this is an old recipe from long ago.

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 20 mins
  • Serves 4,
  • Yield 8 cups


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • food coloring


  1. Mix milk and sugar in a sauce pan and on medium heat bring to a boil.
  2. Careful not to let it burn and do not scrape the sides of the pan or the sugar will crystalize.
  3. Add vanilla extract and your choice of food coloring (it is usually pink or light green) and mix well.
  4. Place the popcorn in a large bowl then pour the hot liquid over it and coat as evenly as you can.
  5. Spread on a cookie sheet to dry.