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Kool-Aid Popcorn

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Level: Easy

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10

Description

Candy popcorn flavored with Kool-Aid. Great for football parties when you make it in team colors.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • ⅔ cups Butter Or Margarine
  • 6 quarts Plain Popped Popcorn
  • 2 packages Kool-Aid (Any Flavor You Want)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Preparation

Preheat oven to 225 F.

Boil sugar, syrup and butter/margarine together for 3 minutes.

On a large shallow ungreased baking dish, spread out popped popcorn.

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

Remove sugar syrup from the stove and carefully stir in the Kool-Aid mixture. (Note: This will make the sugar mixture puff up. Be careful to not get burned.)

Now take sugar mixture and pour it over the popped popcorn. Carefully mix all till combined.

Place it in the oven and stir every 10 minutes. Repeat this 3 more times.

Take popcorn out of the oven and when it starts to cool, break it apart into pieces.

Enjoy!

* Instead of Kool-Aid, you could substitute flavored oils and food coloring, making any kind of combination imaginable.

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Melinda vitale on 3.20.2014

Made this today, trying out new Easter give away ideas. It was a sloppy, gloppy, stringy mess!! I don’t own a pan large enough to fit and be able to stir the huge amount of popcorn needed. I was sure this was going to be a dismal failure. Alas, after using 2 pans and a a lot of hoping…. the popcorn turn out perfect!! I will definitely make this again, I’m going to use the removable pan from my electric roaster to make the next batch and spread it on wax paper to cool. Awesome recipe!!

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Cdiva on 6.21.2013

For some reason I can taste the baking soda…a lot..Please help

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fudgey on 11.2.2009

This is great! My picky 4 year old said “Yuck” but me and my coworkers ate every bit of it! It was really good!

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bluribbonz on 10.20.2009

WOW!! This is an ingenious idea! Do you know how many kids I (babysit) could keep busy and happy with this?! lol! I usually just pop hulless popcorn ( which i found at http://www.justpoppin.com) with them and they get to put on their own toppings – cheese, cinnamin sugar, etc… – but this is definately something i never thought about!! <3 THANX for the idea!!!!!

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wendydarling on 10.13.2009

This is so cool!!! I’m thinking I’ll try this for my daughter’s sulmber party!

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caednkat on 2.5.2012

Super easy and really tasty recipe! Just made it for our family super bowl party. However if you follow the recipe exactly it would make a ton of popcorn. I halved it and made 2 colors. I also added food coloring to get darker colors. With just the Kool-Aid it turns out a little pastel. My kids love it and as long as you bake it like it says then the candy coating is super crunchy. Spraying your bowl and pans with non-stick spray will be a real help. My 11yr old son has declared this a new Super Bowl must have. :)

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krypto on 1.28.2012

This was a fun recipe to make for my 11 year old. The candy coating was a little sticky but the flavor was great. Thanks for sharing!

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