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Candy Cane Popcorn



  • 4 quarts popcorn
  • 2 cups whole nuts (pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc.)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced gum drops (omit the black ones)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix popcorn, nuts, marshmallows and gum drops in large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add sugar, corn syrup and bring to a boil. Stirring, simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla extract. Blend well. Pour over popcorn. Mix; let stand for 2 minutes to cool.
  4. With wet hands, shape into cane. Wrap in plastic.
  5. Store in cool place.

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