St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by sydsmama

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

Top Review by ILikeSweets

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!

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.

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