Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

I used less than half of the sauce and salted it. I think this sauce recipe would work for 3 or 4 times as much popcorn!!!! I was skeptical about this recipe. It is quick and easy way to make some sweet popcorn.

Ambervim January 10, 2012

A little too sugary not my favorite but it did look festive.

amyd31474 December 15, 2010

Love This Recipe! My mom always made mother goose popcorn when I was a kid. Her recipe calls for twice the milk and boiling the syrup till 230 degrees. I don't like waiting for syrup to cook so I was thrilled to find this recipe. It worked perfectly for me. I did STIR it until it boiled and continued boiling for a minute or two. It wasn't sticky at all. I have an air popper that pops 1/2 cup of kernels (about7 cups popped) and I thought it was the perfect amount. I like it heavily coated though. I simply stirred until it started to cool and it set up and had the perfect mother goose popcorn texture I've always loved. I made it for Halloween and flavored the orange colored batch with orange and the purple batch with vanilla. YUM!

AmDayle October 28, 2010