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Fruity Kool-Aid Candied Popcorn

Fruity Kool-Aid Candied Popcorn

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Rating (5.0000)
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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 24

Description

Fun, fruity and addictive! Grab your favorite Kool-Aid flavor and pop up a batch today! The kids love it and the adults do too. It has that wonderful salty/sweet combination that grownups appreciate too! Perfect for birthday parties, school treats or pop up some team colors for the big game! For more fun, family friendly recipes, check out www.chewnibblenosh.com !

Ingredients

2 cups Sugar
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
2/3 cup butter
24 cups popped, salted popcorn (I used 3 bags of microwave, simply salted, popcorn and it was the perfect amount.)
2 envelopes Kool-Aid, any flavor
1 tsp. baking soda

Preparation

Spray a large roasting pan (turkey sized, if possible!) with nonstick cooking spray. Pour popped corn into the roasting pan. Make sure you remove all of the unpopped kernels!!!

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt together the butter, corn syrup, and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil and add your candy thermometer. Boil the mixture until it reaches 250*, about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine the Kool-Aid and baking soda.

Once the sugar mixture has come to temperature, remove it from the heat, and carefully stir in the Kool-Aid mixture. The sugar will bubble up a bit, but keep stirring until it is well combined, about one minute.

Pour the hot sugar mixture over the popped popcorn. Carefully mix until well combined.

Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and then repeat the process 3 more times.

Take the popcorn out of the oven and, quickly, spread it out onto waxed paper to cool. Break apart into pieces. The corn should stay nice and crunchy if kept in an airtight container, for a week or more.

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Reviews

yummyinmytummy13
12/31/69

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onyummyinmytummy13 says:

this looks amaZing !

CassieCraves
5/21/12

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onCassieCraves says:

I can't WAIT to make this for my sons! They'll LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing this!


6/25/12

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onElizabeth31 says:

mommy sounds yummy

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