My children love popcorn! This simple recipe that my Grandmother gave me years ago is a fun way to spruce up the humble snack. You can make any color you want and combine them to make "team" colors for tailgating or bowl games. Mix and match!
I like to send this treat on days my children are the snack person at school or church. It's also a fun way to incorporate Veteran's Day or other patriotic celebrations. I usually add plain white popcorn to take away some of the sweetness and add contrast, but that is a personal preference.
Here is how we made our syrup for the corn:
In a sauce pan over medium heat mix and bring the following to a boil for at least 3 minutes:
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons water
- food coloring (optional)
While the syrup is boiling, pop 4 quarts of popcorn. Remove the old maids...
In a large bowl or pan, pour the hot syrup over the popcorn. Stir to coat.
I like to pour out the popcorn onto wax paper or cookie sheets to dry for about an hour. I find it's easier to store and bag the treats if they are dry.
What colors will you make?