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St. Patrick's Day Popcorn

St. Patrick's Day Popcorn
Ingredients:

4 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
8 to 10 drops green food coloring

Instructions:

Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; place in a 250º F oven.
Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt.
Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
Cool, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 260º F (hard-ball stage).
Remove from the heat; stir in butter until blended.
Stir in food coloring.
Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat.
Let stand until cool.
Break apart.
Store in airtight container.
Yields 6 quarts.
Note: Test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212 degrees.
Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.


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