Thursday, February 16, 2012

pink valentine's day popcorn.

it's not valentine's day without a little bit (or a lot) of sugar, 
so we decided to come up with some sugary concoctions here in north seven. 
my darling roommate, tess, whipped up a batch of this pink sugary popcorn last night to help us through our late-night study sesh. 
it was easy, festive, and delish... so try it for yourself! 


2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup half and half
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
6 drops red food coloring (or any other color you'd like)

pour popped popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside.  in a large saucepan whisk together sugar, half and half, corn syrup and salt.  cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.  heat mixture to 232 degrees, stirring occasionally.  immediately remove from heat and pour in vanilla and food coloring.  drizzle mixture over popped popcorn.  gently stir popcorn until mixture is evenly coated and coating begins to dry (you'll notice the popcorn kernels separating).  pour mixture onto waxed paper and allow to dry about twenty minutes.  store in an airtight container.


1 comment:

Denise said...

My mom used to make this all the time! I miss it. I'm going to go make some now :)