Sunday, November 11, 2012

Colored Popcorn

I added this little project to my list as soon as I saw it. Such a fun idea and I was really curious to see how it looked popped. It adds a festive touch to a popular and healthy munchie!
This would be a great gift in a Lock-N-Lock or pretty storage jar embellished with the word "Popcorn". 
I ran out of red at about 20 drops, so I used 20 drops of green too. 
I am happy with the coloring but might add a little more red the next time. 

Colored Popcorn-adapted from JodieFitz.com
Popcorn
Food coloring drops-as many drops as required to achieve desired color
  1. Put popcorn in sandwich baggie. 
  2. Add food coloring and smoosh around until evenly distributed. Leave popcorn in baggie for a while (an hour or two) to absorb all of the food coloring.
  3. Spread out on cookie sheets to dry completely.
  4. Package as desired.
Notes:
  • As a point of reference, for each 1/4 C of popcorn plan on 20 drops of food coloring.
  • If you'd like to fill a regular sized Mason jelly jar, you'll need about 3/4 cups of popcorn total.
  • I also tried this with food coloring gel and do not recommend that. It stayed kinda sticky and sat in the bottom of the air popper like a lump of coal... Not what we're aiming for here:@)

39 comments:

  1. How cool is this? I didn't know you could color the kernels this way!

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  2. I love this! Such a cute holiday jar gift!

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  3. Cute! You could make different colors for different holidays! :)

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  4. This is the coolest, funnest idea! Imagine the rainbow we can create.

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  5. That is just too cool! Thanks for letting us know how many drops. The girls would really like this.

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  6. I love it! I have seen it in stores but always expensive. And I wondered if it would be flavored too and don't want to alter the taste. I make popcorn as part of my Christmas treats, I think I will try this. xo

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  7. What a cool idea!!! I've never seen this before, but it would be perfect for so many holidays!!!

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  8. We eat homemade popcorn all the time. Never in a microwave as that would be blasphemy. We could easily do this. We have a young teen friend who is frankly amazed at how we prepare popcorn on the stove top like trolls or something:]

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  9. Taking a break from defrosting my freezer and just came across this in my email from you. What a fun and easy idea. I had not seen this. Think it will go in the Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. How creative is this! Fun for Christmas!

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  11. Wow, Lynn!
    I've seen colored popcorn before, but never how to make it!
    It looks wonderful.
    Gonna pin it.

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  12. Ooh, what fun, Lynn! You share the best ideas. Thanks for the tip to NOT use the gels. I was wondering about that until I got to the end. This would be a cute gift for popcorn lovers.

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  13. Such a nifty idea...definitely going to try this one! Thanks,

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  14. Very interesting! I can just imagine the colorful popcorn being used for Christmas popcorn balls. I'd never heard to dying the kernels before.

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  15. How fun & festive Lynn! I thought this was your link when I saw the photo at OTMM :) My nephews will get a kick out of this when I see them at Christmas.

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  16. Now I like the and you know what I can do it too! Thanks for such a great idea. sandie

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  17. Oh my - what a super cute idea. I'm so going to do this.

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  18. This is so cute and easy! I am going to try this for sure!!

    hugs, Linda

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  19. How fun. This would be such a great present in a fun glass container for neighbors and friends and kids could help.

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  20. I'd be happy to have the kernels just as they are. What a fun project to do with kiddos.

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  21. lynn, this is brilliant! Each of my kiddos are getting a jar of this! They will love it. We are such big popcorn lovers!

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  22. That looks outstanding! I really like your creativity here for Christmas popcorn!

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  23. It's a pretty unpopped as it is popped! I love a simple, festive idea like this.

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  24. Thank you for this recipe. This is soooooooo cool!

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  25. We all love pop corn and I'm sure my grandsons would enjoy eatig a colorful bowl full!

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  26. This is very cool, and would make a great holiday gift!

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  27. What a clever and inexpensive gift idea for the coming season. Not only would I make red and green, but, I have several friends that would love it tinted blue for Chanukkah.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  28. Fun popcorn that the grandkids would swwwwooooon over. :-)

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  29. love it so very pretty and festive

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  30. This is a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it. I've pinned it to my Christmas board.

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  31. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  32. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, dear friend.

    I love this colored popcorn...gotta give it a try around Christmas time.
    xo bj

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  33. What a clever idea. I always wonder who comes up with such a thing. How did they decide to even try it. Hmmmm lets see if we can tint our popcorn husks. My mind just isn't that inquisitive. lol.

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  34. What a fun idea! It would make a great gift packaged in a mason jar. :-) Sue

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  35. Lynn, this is a cute idea. I'm definitely going to make up some gift bags using colored popcorn. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  36. I love the colored popcorn. I always wondered why popcorn was the same color.

    -zane

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