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Friday, October 12, 2012

Week 3 of 12WOCT: Candied Popcorn

Would you believe how time has flown by? We're already at week 3 of our 12 week series where a group of wonderful bloggers posts about some yummy treat they would like to add to their Christmas platter of goodies or use as gifts etc. This week I am a little late, however I have a super quick, super easy and super yum treat to share with you. I came across this post while researching Raina's blog for my last month's assignment for the Secret Recipe Club. I was itching to try it out and it worked out wonderfully well that 12WOCT gave me an opportunity to do just that. I made it in typical Christmas colors - Red and Green, but you could simply use whatever color you'd like and use little packets of these as party favors as well. With a little pretty packing, ribbons and some embellishment, they'd made a pretty addition to a gift basket. Let's talk about the taste, shall we? Its a lovely slightly salty popcorn flavor coupled with the sweetness of the sugary coating. So yes, it is sweet but it is hard to stop munching on them. So what are you waiting for? Go on then, and fix yourself a batch of candied popcorn. You'll be enjoying them in about all of 15 minutes, 10 minutes if you have no patience and don't mind trying them out while they're still hot (like me ;) ). Yes, they're that quick to put together.

Candied Popcorn
Recipe from: Connor's Cooking

1/2 cup popcorn kernels, unpopped
Salt, to taste
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp food color of your choice

Pop the popcorn kernels, salt to taste and set aside.

In a pan large enough to fit the popcorn and toss them, place the sugar, butter, vanilla, water and food color and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring continuously.

Cook for 1 minute at a rolling boil and remove from the heat. Add the popcorn to the pan and toss using a spoon to coat well.

Leave to set for about 10 minutes.

Serve or pack and store.

If you'd like to be a part of our 12 WOCT series, drop by our hostess Brenda's blog, Meal Planning Magic and fill out this form and she'll send you the details you need.

Don't forget to check out what the others cooked up.


  1. So cute and colorful popcorns. Love the look of them.

    1. Thanks Deepa!


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