Pink Popcorn

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white bowl full of pink popcorn
This Pink Popcorn is about as fun to make as it is to eat ! It is extremely versatile and you can make it any color or season you like ! It is a childhood classical .
overhead shot of pink popcorn Pink Popcorn is a perfective regale for Valentine ’ sulfur Day but you can make it year round. Change out your food coloring and excerpt season according to the vacation and your mood. I thought a batch of bolshevik and a batch of green blend together would be fun for Christmas excessively and how about crimson, white and blue for the 4th of July ! Just imagine the possibilities ! !

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What is Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn Recipe?

This sweetness regale constantly takes me back to my childhood. It is a crunchy popcorn that is coated with a sweetly vanilla flavored application. Adding in a few drops of food color makes for a gay regale. You can even add some sprinkles on crown if you like. It tastes a short bite like a birthday cake in popcorn shape !
white bowl of pink popcorn This recipe was given to me by my husband ’ mho Aunt Elaine and she called it Mother Goose Popcorn, not sure why but it ’ s a cunning appoint. We call it pink popcorn because I normally make it pink .

Ingredients Needed

  • Popcorn. I use unsalted, unbuttered popped corn. I make mine in the air popper or you can do it on the stove top. You can use microwave popcorn but it will change the flavor because of the butter and salt.  Be sure and remove all the popcorn kernels after popping.  No one likes to bite into one of those!  Place your popcorn in a large bowl.
  • Sugar. Granulated Sugar. This recipe does not use corn syrup
  • Butter. I use salted butter.
  • Vanilla Extract. You could use any favorite flavoring extract you like. Coconut would be yummy!
  • Pink or Red Food Coloring. I use pink food coloring but you can use any color you want.

How to Make Colored Popcorn

  • On the stove top, over medium heat, combine sugar, water, butter, food coloring and your flavoring into a sauce pan.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. There is no candy thermometer needed.

pouring syrup over pink popcorn

  • Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat.
  • Spread the popcorn out in a single layer on some parchment paper or a baking sheet and let it dry.  The popcorn is then ready to enjoy. 

Tips from Leigh Anne

  1. Use different colors of food coloring for different occasions or holidays. Or if you prefer, you can totally leave the food coloring out. It will still taste delicious.
  2. I love to package it up in little cellophane bags tied with a ribbon and share with friends and neighbors.

pink popcorn spread out on wax paper

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will colored popcorn last? I have found that pink popcorn is best consume the day you make it. If you put it in an airtight container it may last another day but it tends to get a snatch inert and lose it ’ s crunch after a day. so I recommend making it and enjoying it all in the like day. Can I use different flavor extracts? I think coconut or strawberry would be delish or even orange. You could even make two batches and do them two unlike flavors and then combine them. Do one batch vanilla and one batch orange for a creamsicle flavored popcorn ! How should I pop my popcorn? You can use microwave popcorn if you like but you will get a salter, more buttery version. I like to use unbuttered, unsalted popcorn so I use my air popper. You can besides pop the popcorn on the stave top. You will need 16 cups of popcorn. side view of a bowl of pink popcorn

Pink Popcorn Variations

  1. After adding syrup, sprinkle the top of the popcorn with sprinkles or even chopped nuts.
  2. Drizzle the top of the popcorn with chocolate.
  3. Change up the food color you use to match the holiday or occasion.
  4. Use other extract flavors such as orange, coconut, strawberry or even almond.

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Pink Popcorn

recipe From :Leigh Anne Wilkes

This Pink Popcorn is almost as fun to make as it is to eat!  It is super versatile and you can make it any color or flavor you like!

serves:

16

cups

Prep:

5

minutes

Cook:

5

minutes

Total:

10

minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients except for popcorn in saucepan and bring to a boil

  • Pour over popped corn and stir until well coated and it goes sugary

  • Spread the popcorn out in a single layer on some parchment paper or a baking sheet and let it dry.  The popcorn is then ready to enjoy.

Tips & Notes:

  • After adding syrup, sprinkle the top of the popcorn with sprinkles or even chopped nuts.
  • Drizzle the top of the popcorn with chocolate.
  • Change up the food color you use to match the holiday or occasion.
  • Use other extract flavors such as orange, coconut, strawberry or even almond.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories:

87

kcal

(4%)

Carbohydrates:

13

g

(4%)

Protein:

1

g

(2%)

Fat:

4

g

(6%)

Saturated Fat:

3

g

(19%)

Cholesterol:

11

mg

(4%)

Sodium:

38

mg

(2%)

Sugar:

13

g

(14%)

Vitamin A:

131

IU

(3%)

Calcium:

1

mg

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originally posted February 12, 2009