Conference Popcorn

    “Conference Popcorn,” Friend, Oct. 2010, 13

    Conference Popcorn

    This popcorn treat takes two hours to set. You can prepare it before a session of conference, and then enjoy it with your family afterward and talk about things you learned from the speakers.

    13-ounce (85-g) bag plain microwave popcorn, popped (about 4 cups of popped popcorn)

    2 tablespoons butter or margarine

    1/2 cup corn syrup

    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

    1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

    1. Pour the popped popcorn into a mixing bowl. Throw away any unpopped kernels.

    2. With an adult’s help, melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan, then stir in the corn syrup and brown sugar. Continue to stir, and when the mixture boils rapidly, pour it over the popcorn.

    3. Use a wooden spoon to stir the popcorn until it is coated with the butter mixture. Sprinkle on the nuts, if desired.

    4. Spread the popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Let it sit at room temperature for two hours, then break the popcorn into clusters.