Baby Shower Popcorn
We welcomed another wee bundle of joy into our neighborhood this past weekend!! Another little girl. I cohosted with a neighbor and did the dessert table. I made Baby Shower Popcorn, little glasses out of mason jars with ribbons and buttons (cute as a button) for water and lemonade. In addition, I did candy-coated strawberries in pink, green and yellow.
Actually our theme was those three colors. I also did vanilla cupcakes with a buttercream frosting. Little sugar cookies in the shape on onesies for people to take home. Funfetti cookies, so yummy and cute. And lastly was the candy-coated tri-colored popcorn which seemed to be the hit.
Lots of people requested that recipe so this is the one that I will share with you. It was easy because I had Ken helping me, not only is he the pie guy but also the candy man!!! Here it is.
- 8 quarts of popped popcorn, divided into three
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 4 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
- 3 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. each of your desired flavoring (I used coconut, maple, and almond)
- red, yellow and green food coloring
- Divide ingredients into thirds
- To a saucepan add 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup corn syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar. Stir to combine and continue to stir until the mixture reaches a boil.
- Cook to about 235F without stirring, don’t let the mixture start to change color.
- Remove from heat and let the mixture stop boiling, add your desired flavoring and color.
- Add baking soda and stir, quickly add to 1/3 of the popcorn and mix gently with a wooden spoon to coat popcorn.
- Spread out onto a greased cookie sheet. Break into pieces when cooled.
- Repeat twice more adding different colors and flavors.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 322Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 614mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 54gProtein: 1g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.