Marcy is the wonderful woman who cared for Cathy, Colleen and Cara after their mother died. She was a lovely person and a great cook. Although not a part of the family by blood, she certainly was part of the family.  Marcy sent the following recipe to Helen Sullivan McIntyre.


  • 8 cups popped corn
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine

Combine sugars, corn syrup, water and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Test by dropping a few drops of the mixture into cold water. The drops should form soft balls when sufficiently cooked. Reduce heat to low; stir in butter until melted. Pour over popped corn, tossing as you pour the syrup.

Optional: After butter has been added, I sometimes add 10oz of marshmallows. Continue heating and stirring until the marshmallows are melted and the syrup mixture looks somewhat transparent.

Marcy's Popcorn Recipe
Marcy Koenig's Popcorn Recipe