Saturday, February 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Recipe


  • Prep: 15 min. + cooling
  • Yield: 24 Servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup 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° 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 260° (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. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 quarts.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 cup) equals 139 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
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