I recently did a "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" baby shower and I wanted all my food to fit within the theme. One of the items was my pop star popcorn I made using kool-aid. It adds flavor and color all at once. I was nervous to try berry flavored popcorn, but I liked it... A LOT!
Here is how you can make it to...
What you need:
* Cooking spray
* 10 cups light buttered popcorn (you can use plain as well)
* 1 cup of sugar
* 1 cup of corn syrup
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1 package of kool-aid. Go for the color that will match your party.
*For Crunchier popcorn, preheat your oven to 225.
*Pour your 10 cups of popcorn into a greased bowl (spray with pam).
*Bring sugar, corn syrup, and kool-aid to a boil for about 6 minutes and continuously stir (picture 1.) *Next, take the mixture off of the heat and add the baking soda. This will make it puff up as seen in picture 2.
* Next, pour the mixture over the popcorn and evenly coat.
For softer and Chewier popcorn just take the popcorn and place it on a non stick mat or parchment paper to let it harden.
For crunchier popcorn continue to step 4 and place it in the oven at 225 for 30 minutes. This will help dry the popcorn out, giving it more of a candy coating vs a soft chewy coating. Once done, immediately place on parchment or a non stick mat to harden. Do not let it harden in the pan or good luck trying to get it out ;).
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