Twice a year we have the opportunity to receive guidance and assurance from General Authorities during General Conference. This also means that twice a year I use all of my saved Trader Joe's bags, get out the Air-Popper and prepare to make loads of "Conference Corn". It is the perfect treat to be physically fed while also being spiritually fed. Conference Corn can also be substituted for "Halloween Treat Corn", "Road Trip Corn" or "Sit Around and Watch a Movie Corn".
Please be warned that Conference Corn is addictive and the hand-to-mouth-muscles can become overly exhausted.
I use to just give out the bags to friends in the ward, but the amount of phone calls I receive asking for the recipe following conference changed the tradition - you now receive the corn along with the recipe. Please see below....
½ Cup Popping Corn
½ Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Corn Syrup
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Vanilla
½ tsp Baking Soda
- Pop the corn and put in paper bag
- Bring butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt to a boil
- Once you have reached 234 degrees, remove from heat, add the vanilla and baking soda.
- Pour over popcorn and stir until well combined