Thursday, May 23, 2013

Colored Candied Popcorn

I thought this Colored Candied Popcorn would be perfect for special occasions since color-coordinating food is always fun! Today I whipped up a batch of Patriotic Popcorn.
Add a little pizzaz to the summer holidays! 

Colored Candied Popcorn
1 C sugar
1/4 C + 1 Tblsp water
6 C popped popcorn-approx 1/3 C unpopped
liquid food coloring
  1. Place sugar and water in small pan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and keep stirring until it thickens (3-5 minutes)-I suggest setting a timer for 7 minutes once it begins to boil.
  3. Once thickened remove from heat and add food coloring. Stir well and immediately pour over popcorn.
  4. Carefully (it's very hot) stir to cover all of the popcorn.
  5. Pour onto wax paper, parchment or silicone liners and allow to cool.
Notes:
  • I pop the popcorn right onto a silicone lined baking sheet. The popcorn lies flat and it's easier to drizzle the syrup over more that way.
  • Since I was only making one batch I poured half of the hot syrup into a measuring cup to make red and blue. I used 6 drops of each color and would use more coloring next time. 
  • You'll need to work quickly, but carefully as melted sugar is extremely hot. How well you get the corn coated is only limited by your patience to keep stirring it:@)
  • I think seasoned candy makers will notice that the liquid food coloring does make the coating a little grainy, it just won't be smooth and glossy.
  • Might not want to make this on a humid day without air conditioning-just sayin'... I put it in a slightly warm oven to dry and set-up.
Have a sticky sweet happy day!

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8 comments:

  1. Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Lynn! Love the sweet and salty combo :) Wishing you & Earl and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  2. Too cool! My boys would love munching on this!

    Jeanine

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  3. Looks yummy, Lynn! We love sweet popcorn.

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  4. Yum...one of my favorite sweet treats...and so much more fun when it is festive red, white and blue.

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  5. Love the patriotic popcorn, Lynn! It's always fun to have seasonal treats and sweet 'n salty is a winner in my book.

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  6. This is great! Love it! Pinning it to my fourth of July board! Linking right back to you of course! Can't wait to make this!
    Karen

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  7. Oh, boy, I'd be happy to eat ta whole batch myself! I hope to make this for the fourth of July :)

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  8. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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