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Green Candied Popcorn For St Patrick’s Day
Green candied popcorn makes a delicious and fun St Patrick’s day treat. Who would think you can make colored popcorn. The ingredients are simple and you probably have all them all in your pantry right in your pantry. Serve this along with some other fun St Patricks day treats for a festive celebration.
A working candy thermometer is a must for this recipes. If candy mixture gets too hot it will easily scorch and turn brown.
Green Candied Popcorn Recipe
4 quarts popped corn
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional, does make mixture slightly more creamy)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
green food coloring (I used about 1/8 teaspoon paste/jell color in Green)
In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
St Patrick’s Day Food Ideas
Easy rainbow cupcakes are perfect if you don’t want to color tons of frosting or cake. Just dip layers of frosting in colored sugar. Genius! Be sure to watch the video. It really is simple
Rainbow cupcakes with pot of gold. Gum can make the perfect rainbow, while a Rolo candy and gold sugar make a pot of gold.
Pot of gold cupcakes are made from pre colored fondant and gold pained Oreos
Cinnamon sugar shamrock pretzels would make a great after school treat and activity. My kids love making pretzels
These mini grasshopper pies are a minty treat that use my fave candy, Andes mints.
This minty easy ice cream pie is one of my go to desserts. Since it can be made ahead it is a great dessert for dinner guests.
Rainbow Food Ideas
Looking to serve of a colorful meal then be sure to serve up rainbow pasta! I love it!
Rainbow fudge would be a show stopping dessert. So vibrant!
Yes please! Rainbow Pancakes!
Kids would love to wake up to rainbow donuts!
Slice and bake cookies are a bright spot for sure!
Rainbow grilled cheese would be a fun surprise!
Wanting a healthy rainbow food option for dinner? These rainbow vegetable sandwiches would be yummy!
I don’t know if I could stop eating this beautiful rainbow flat bread pizza!
A veggie rainbow is the perfect side for any St Patricks day meal.