* 1 ounce of unpopped popcorn kernels (2 tablespoons household measure) makes
approximately 1 quart of popped popcorn.
Combine sugar, molasses, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Place over
medium heat and cook, stirring until sugar dissolves. Wash sugar from sides
of pan with a wet brush. Cook to 270 degrees F (soft-crack stage on a candy
Remove from heat; stir in butter.
Pour glaze over popcorn and mix well.
Shape as directed below.
Witch's Hat: Pack 1 recipe of mixture into a large buttered funnel or similarly
slanted bowl. Immediately turn out the mold and finish shaping into a pointed
cone with hands. Cool. To assemble hat, place popcorn cone on a 12-inch black
cardboard circle or a 12-inch plate. Decorate brim of hat with candy corn and
licorice string tie.
Broomsticks: Make 1 recipe. Measure 1 cup of mixture to shape into each
broom head. Insert wooden skewer for handle. Wrap with licorice string. Licorice
strings also may be cut in 2 1/2-inch lengths and used for broom straws.