St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A green candied popcorn. This is from the Taste of Home website - Sent in from Karen Weber of Salem, Missouri.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a 250 degree oven.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt.
  3. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees (hard ball stage).
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Cool.
  6. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

Made this for st. Patrick's day. I just eyeballed the amount of popcorn and used 3 bags of light microwave popcorn. It might have been a tiny bit too much. Next time I'll use half a bag less. I cooked my sugars to 255 on the candy thermometer and it turned out great. I think next time I will try 250 as I like mine gooey. My kids loved this little green surprise. Thanks!

ILikeSweets March 17, 2012

Yummy! Made for the kids for St. Patrick's Day. Had one problem and I should have known better. Hard ball stage occurs between 250-265 degrees. I cooked to 250 on the candy thermometer and my mixture was too soft and gooey. Next time I'll be sure to cook it a little more. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama March 22, 2009

Mmmm so good and so green! Tastes like caramel popcorn- sweet but only green. I agree with the other poster, salted peanuts would also be great with it. Thanks sydsmama! Made for TOTM's Tag It Green.

Pneuma March 21, 2009

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