American Pistachio Popcorn

Yield: 2 quarts


  • 2 Quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup Packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Soda
  • 1 cup Shelled natural American pistachios


Keep popcorn warm in 250°F oven while preparing coating. Melt butter in large saucepan; stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to boil; stir constantly. Reduce heat to medium; boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; quickly stir in vanilla and soda. Place popcorn in large, heat-proof bowl; slowly pour syrup over popcorn while stirring. Add pistachios; mix thoroughly. Turn into greased 15-1/4 x 10-1/4 x 3/4-inch baking pan; bake at 250°F. 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool. Break into serving-sized pieces. Store in tightly covered container.