Bit O’Green

Here is a little green treat for St Paddy’s Day!

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Green Candied Popcorn

4 quarts popped corn
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional, does make mixture slightly more creamy)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
green food coloring (I used about 1/8 teaspoon Wilton paste color in Kelly Green)

In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

7 Responses to “Bit O’Green”

  1. Tori Says:

    Hmm, that looks good in a weird sorta way. °Ü°
    Happy Patty’s Day!

  2. heidi Says:

    that is awesome cindy!! love it!

  3. jennnifer ramos Says:

    SO FUNNY, i think i will TRY this!

    Jen Ramos
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  4. Ann at mommysecrets Says:

    Such a fun idea!! We colored sprite for St. Patty’s dinner by adding a drop of green food coloring. But I’ll be trying your popcorn next year!

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