This Pink Popcorn is almost as fun to make as it is to eat! It is super versatile and you can make it any color or flavor you like!
We are big popcorn lovers at our house. We like it sweet like this pink popcorn and we also like it savory. Some of our favorite sweet versions are this Microwave Caramel Corn, Marshmallow Popcorn and one of my very favorite things to do is cover it in white chocolate like this white chocolate crunch.
Pretty in Pink Popcorn
Pink Popcorn is a perfect treat for Valentine’s but you can make it year round. Change out your color and flavor according to the holiday and your mood. I thought a batch of red and a batch of green mixed together would be fun for Christmas too and how about red, white and blue for the 4th of July! Just imagine the possibilities!!
This recipe was given to me by my husband’s Aunt Elaine and she called it Mother Goose Popcorn, not sure why but it’s a cute name. We call it pink popcorn because I usually make it pink.
How to Make Colored Popcorn
- Popcorn. You will need 16 cups of unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn. I make mine in the air popper or you can do it on the stove top. You can use microwave popcorn but it will change the flavor because of the butter and salt. Be sure and remove all the unpopped kernels after popping. No one likes to bite into one of those! Place your popcorn in a large bowl.
- Syrup. The syrup is made in a pan on the stove top. Combine sugar, water, butter, food coloring and your flavoring and bring it to a boil. You can use your favorite flavoring. I think coconut would be yummy and so would orange. You could even make two batches and do them two different flavors and then combine them. Do one batch vanilla and one batch orange for a creamsicle flavored popcorn!
- Pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir to coat.
- Spread the popcorn out in a single layer on some wax paper or a baking sheet and let it dry. The popcorn is then ready to enjoy.
- Package some up in little cellophane bags to share.
How Long Will Colored Popcorn Last?
I have found that pink popcorn is best eaten the day you make it. If you put it in an air tight container it may last another day but it tends to get a bit soggy and lose it’s crunch after a day. So I recommend making it and enjoying it all in the same day.
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Pink Popcorn Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp water
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- food coloring
- 16 cups popped popcorn unbuttered, unsalted
- Put all ingredients except for popcorn in saucepan and bring to a boil
- Pour over popped corn and stir until well coated and it goes sugary
Originally posted February 12, 2009