Monday, December 10, 2007

a gift to make

...for friends - or for you and your family.

POPPYCOCK

2 quarts popped popcorn
1 1/3 cups whole pecans
2/3 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix popcorn and nuts in large bowl.
Combine sugar, margarine and corn syrup in saucepan.
Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil stirring occasionally 10 - 15 minutes until mixture turns light caramel colour.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour over popped corn and nuts and mix to coat well.
Spread on cookie sheet to dry. Break up and store in tightly covered containers.

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I first put this recipe up three years ago (December 11, 2004). But the photo is this year's batch and proof that I'm still making it.

To find recipes for many more Christmas treats, visit this month's Recipe Roundup at Rebecca Writes, Wednesday, December 12th.

If you'd like to be part of the roundup, post a recipe of your favorite Christmas squares, bars, candy etc., then tell Rebecca via comments on this post.

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Coming in January - daily devotions for kids. Samples now online.

2 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi Violet! Thanks for the recipe. It will make a great food gift for friends and family! I was looking for something to make and glad I surfed to your site. Nice blog....I'll be back!

Blessings,
Vicki

violet said...

Vicki, thanks for dropping by! You won't believe this, but I just made a double batch of same which is cooling on the diningroom table, specifically to have something to take to friends tonight. Hope yours turns out. (Your blog is on my list of 'favorites' - so I'll be returning the visit.)

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