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Golden Popcorn Squares


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 quarts popped corn
  • 1 cup peanuts or walnuts


  1. Boil sugar, corn syrup, water and salt to soft ball stage.
  2. Add vanilla extract and lemon juice. Pour over popcorn, heated with peanuts or walnuts.
  3. Cover with hot syrup. Mix and spread.
  4. Cut into squares.

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