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Molasses Gorp Popcorn Logs

Makes: 36 servings Yield: about 36 logs
Prep 30 mins Cook 15 mins
Molasses Gorp Popcorn Logs
  • 12  cups  popped popcorn (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup unpopped)
  • 2  cups  peanuts
  • 1/2  cup  candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  • 1/2  cup  raisins
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 1/2  cup  light molasses
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt

1. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. In a greased 17x12x2-inch baking pan combine popped corn, peanuts, chocolate pieces, and raisins. Set pan aside.

2. Butter the sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine sugar, water, molasses, and salt. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. This should take about 5 minutes. Avoid splashing mixture on sides of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan.

3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 250 degree F, hard-ball stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over entire surface. Reaching hard-ball stage should take about 10 minutes.

4. Remove saucepan from heat; remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Pour sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture; stir gently to coat the popcorn mixture. Cool until popcorn mixture can be handled easily. Use buttered hands to shape mixture into 3-inch logs, about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each log in clear plastic wrap. Makes about 36 logs.

Nutrition Facts (Molasses Gorp Popcorn Logs)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 107,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 15,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 71,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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