St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

Everyone's eyes will be smilin' when they see this candy corn with an Irish twist. The green color gives the snack instant holiday appeal.

Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

4 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
8 to 10 drops green food coloring

Directions

Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a 250°F (121°C) oven. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250°F (121°C) (hard-ball stage).

Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Cool. Break into pieces.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Storage

Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 139, Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 3 g), Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 138 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Karen Weber of Salem, Missouri

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