Posts Tagged ‘party food’

Candy Coated Popcorn

Posted: March 9, 2017 in Recipes
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candy_coated_popcornIngredients
4 quarts popped corn
1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon gourmet flavoring (any flavor, flavor amount can be increased as desired)
liquid food coloring (as desired)

Directions
Keep freshly-popped corn warm in large baking pan in 200°F oven.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook to 250°F without stirring.
Remove from heat. After boiling action ceases, add flavoring and color. Add soda and stir in quickly but thoroughly. Pour at once while foamy over warm popcorn; mix gently to coat corn. Shape into balls or spread onto cookie sheet and break into pieces when cool.

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Popcorn Cake

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Recipes
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popcorn_cakeIngredients
3 quarts popped popcorn, remove unpopped kernels
3⁄4 cup butter
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
1 (8 ounce) container roasted unsalted peanuts
1 (16 ounce) bag M&M’s plain chocolate candy (I use orange and black candy corn for Halloween and no nuts.)

Directions
Butter a bundt pan.
Melt butter, oil and marshmallows in a large saucepan.
Pour popcorn into a large bowl.
Large roasting pan works for me.
Add nuts and candies.
Pour melted marshmallow mixture over corn, nuts and candies.
Mix well, working quickly.
Press mixture firmly into pan.
Turn cake out immediately onto a large plate.
Let “set” overnight for easy cutting.
You may also use a 13 x 9 x 2 inch buttered pan and leave in pan for cutting.
For Halloween make balls.