Candied Holiday Popcorn
Vegetable cooking spray
16 cups popped popcorn
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
depending on holiday get appropriate paste food coloring
Christmas – red and green
4ths of July – red, white, and blue
Easter – blue, yellow, green, pink etc
Directions for Christmas Candied Popcorn:
Spray inside of two 14x20 inch cooking bags with cooking spray. Divide the popcorn in half and place in bags.
In 2 quart microwave safe bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Stir and microwave for 2 minutes longer. Stir in almond extract, salt and baking soda; Divide in half (if using 2 colors) and tint one with red and one with green. Pour green syrup over one bag of the popcorn; and red over the popcorn in the other bag. Stir and shake until well coated. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes, stirring and shaking after one minute. Spread both bags of popcorn on aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray; cool. Store in an airtight container.
Replace the colored paste of choice for the above colors depending on the holiday or occasion.
16 cups candied corn