Flavored popcorn was a favorite childhood treat. There was a gourmet popcorn shop near our family doctor’s office. So we would get a popcorn treat after any particularly bad doctor’s visits. I think we partially just loved all the pretty colors. 🙂
I was delighted to learn that you can make your own flavored popcorn at home, pretty easily, using another childhood favorite: Kool-Aid. Oh yeah! Continuing our sugar rush from yesterday, let’s make some colorful popcorn, guys.
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Flavored Popcorn, recipe adapted from here.
6 quarts popped popcorn
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup butter
1 packet of Kool-aid (choose your flavor)
1 teaspoons baking soda
Pop the popcorn. Cover a few large baking sheets, or a clean counter top, with wax paper. Spray with a little non cook cooking spray.
In a large pot combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Cook until it begins to boil. Continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring as you go. Remove from heat and stir in the Kool-aid. Now stir in the baking soda.
This will cause the mixture to puff up (which is why you want to use a large pot, not a small one) so be careful not to burn yourself. Drizzle the mixture over the popcorn. Try to get every piece of popcorn coated with the mixture as best you can.