Goblin’s Orange Popcorn
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
- 4 quarts popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons light corn syrup
- Dash salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 drops yellow food coloring
- 4 drops red food coloring
- Place popcorn in a very large bowl. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and food coloring. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat. Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 185 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Jul 31, 2015
Great recipe! I added orange zest for flavor. The second time I made it I added orange flavoring in addition to the orange zest. Incredible!!! I can't wait to try different flavors and colors!
Aug 18, 2012
Loved how easy this was to make! I always loved this sweet flavored popcorn as a child. :) I Will def. be making this again! Oh! I btw, I did double the recipe to make sure ALL of the popcorn was covered, my first batch was only partially covered. :)~ Other than that, PEFECT!
Dec 15, 2011
People at my children's school beg for this popcorn now. I change the color to match the seasons. Delicious!
Oct 29, 2010
This is so yummy! I use microwave popcorn, and its so easy.
Oct 8, 2010
Thanks for the GREAT recipe! I have used it a number of ways including as appreciation gifts for 100 volunteers! I recently went to a gourmet popcorn shop and was not impressed. Your recipe is my friends' favorite!
Dec 12, 2008
so cute! i'm going to make this for christmas & use red & green food coloring in place orange!
Nov 14, 2008
I made this for halloween and almost ate it all myself. I had to make another batch for the party. I am going to make it for movie night at our church. We are watching Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. I am going to do a few batches with different colors to go with the theme. FUN!!
Nov 1, 2008
This recipe is a keeper! I will make this every Halloween for my grandchildren AND adults. Not too sweet but just right. The color is FUN.
Oct 28, 2008
I tried this recipe, and it was delicious. It was a delightful cross between caramel corn and kettle corn. It was the perfect sweet and salty snack. YUM!