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Wonderful Granny Goose, or Sugar Corn or Mother Goose Corn.

St. Patrick’s Green Pop Corn


St. Patrick’s Green Pop Corn

This St. Patrick’s Green Pop Corn is a fast, YUMMY green treat for friends or family that will make this holiday extra special. 

 Celebrate with this quick favorite St. Patrick’s Green Pop Corn also known as Granny Corn or Mother Goose Popcorn  

This scrumptious candy will bring back cherished memories of this old fashioned treat, or make new ones. Every St. Patty’s Leprechaun will consider it a treasure, but one to share. 

St. Patrick’s Green Granny, Sugar or Mother Goose Pop Corn


5 cups sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ tsp. salt

12 oz. (1 can) evaporated milk

4 drops green food coloring

32 cups popped popcorn, place into a large bowl discarding any kernels that did not popSt. Patrick's Green Pop Corn


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; meaning the bulb does NOT touch the bottom of the pan, but that the bulb is completely down inside the mixture.St. Patrick's Green Pop Corn


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

When the candy comes to a boil, turn it down to medium; and continue stirring until the thermometer reaches 235 degrees.

Pour the candy mixture over the popcorn and toss lightly until it is completely coated.

Now, stir gently, bringing the candy mixture from the bottom up to the top of the popcorn on the top, completely coat all the popcorn.St. Patrick's Green Pop Corn

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

St. Patrick's Green Pop Corn

Continue to stir gently; pulling from the bottom to the top and in about 2-3 minutes – POOF and MAGIC happens!


Then suddenly the candy coating sugars look like this!!!St. Patrick's Green Pop Corn

Green Mother Goose Pop Corn or Granny CornNow you have the wonderful throw-back candy that we can still  enjoy today.

St. Patrick's Green Pop Corn

Adapted by Carrie Groneman from Melinda Forbushs recipe.

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