Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

POPPYCOCK, a Copy-cat Recipe

2 c. brown sugar
½ c. light corn syrup
¼ c. pure maple syrup
1 c. butter
½ tsp. cream tartar (or baking soda)
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 quarts popcorn
1 ½ c. pecan halves or large pieces
1 ½ c. blanched almonds

Combine nuts and popcorn in very large pan.  Set aside.  In medium saucepan, mix sugar, syrups and butter.  Cook to hard-ball stage (254º).  Remove from heat and add vanilla and cream of tartar.  Pour over popcorn-nut mixture and stir until all is coated.  Pour on greased cookie sheet and bake at 300º for 30 minutes, stirring several times.  Cook and break into pieces.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator as it will become sticky if kept at room temperature. 

Added 02/17/17


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A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


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735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)