St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Recipe
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St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Recipe

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Everyone's eyes will be smilin' when they see this candy corn with an Irish twist. "The green color gives the snack instant holiday appeal," nods Karen Weber of Salem, Missouri.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + cooling

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 (no substitutes)
  • 8 to 10 drops green food coloring

Directions

Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; place 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 blended. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Let stand until cool. Break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 quarts.
Originally published as St. Patrick's Day Popcorn in Country Woman March/April 2002, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 139 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 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 (no substitutes)
  • 8 to 10 drops green food coloring
  1. Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; place 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).
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until blended. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Let stand until cool. Break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 quarts.
Originally published as St. Patrick's Day Popcorn in Country Woman March/April 2002, p17

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s_pants User ID: 174050 34176
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I didn't care for this very much...thought it stuck to my teeth too much and was a little overly sweet; my 6 year old loved it, though!"

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Janlin User ID: 535392 131171
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Great flavor and very festive for St. Patrick's Day. I made this for my husband's Silver Sneakers Class at the YMCA."

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ktmcclane User ID: 1926761 76601
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2008

"This Popcorn was a really big hit with my kids and their classmates. Even the moms were amazed that the popcorn was green."

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tj61397 User ID: 1926983 44808
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2008

"This was perfect for my 7&9yr old boys class treats. We made an assembly line and everyone helped. From popping the corn to bagging it, we had fun."

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