Molasses Corn Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Popcorn5 Cup (80 tbs) (popped)
 Peanuts3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Molasses1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Brown sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), packed
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Vinegar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1483 Calories from Fat 272

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.5%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g37.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.1 mg

Sodium 88.7 mg3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 272 g90.5%

Dietary Fiber 47.6 g190.5%

Sugars 29.2 g

Protein 43 g86.3%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 11.5% Iron 58.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In 3-quart casserole, combine popcorn and peanuts.
Mix well.
Set aside.
In 2-quart measure or casserole, combine molasses, brown sugar, butter, vinegar and salt.
Mix well.
Microwave at High for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling, stirring after every minute.
Insert microwave candy thermometer.
Microwave at High for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes, or until thermometer registers 280°F (soft crack stage).
Syrup separates into hard but not brittle threads when dropped into cold water.
Pour hot mixture quickly over popcorn and peanuts, stirring to coat.
Microwave at High for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring once.
Spread on wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Break into small pieces.