Pink Popcorn

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Pink Popcorn

Pink Popcorn

When I was growing up, we had this almost every Sunday evening. The child that was the best behaved at church got to pick the popcorn flavor for that night.It is quite yummy. I made it for my roommates in college and now make it for my family. My kids call it “Lucky Charm” popcorn.  You can add flavoring too.  I’ve made cinnamon, rootbeer and butter flavors.  You can also vary the color of course.

Pink Popcorn
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Popcorn
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  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • Butter and Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  1. In a large metal bowl, sort popcorn from kernels and butter and salt to taste.
  2. In a heavy sauce pan combine butter, granulated sugar and water.
  3. Bring to a boil stirring continuously. Cook until it threads (between 225 – 230 degrees).
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and red food coloring.
  5. Pour over popcorn and stir until coated while turning and scraping the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Continue to stir until the candy crystallizes and is no longer sticky.
You can use different food colorings or add flavorings to this recipe. Flavorings should be added at the same time as the food coloring.

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