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Molasses Crunch

Course: Candy & Confections


  • 2 Quarts Popcorn Popped
  • 2 Cups Nuts Chopped Or Whole
  • 1 1/3 Cup Molasses
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine popcorn and nuts in a large 4-inch deep, buttered baking pan. Keep warm in the oven.
  • Butter two 8x8 inch baking pans. Mix together molasses, sugar, butter, vinegar and water. Cook slowly, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Add baking soda and mix well. Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla.
  • Remove popcorn and nuts from oven. Pour mixture over and mix well. Pour into buttered 8x8 pans. Cut when cool. Makes 24 squares.