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St. Patrick's Day Popcorn


Sweet green popcorn -- what could be better on St. Patrick's Day?

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  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 to 10 drops green food coloring


Servings 24
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a 250° fahrenheit oven. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 260° (hard-ball stage).

Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 6 quarts.

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