Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Red/Green Popcorn (or any other color)



You can make this popcorn in red and green for Christmas. The popcorn in the second picture is red, "white", and blue for the fourth of July. You can also make it in a mix of pastels for Easter or in your favorite team colors. I make this popcorn in a whirly pop brand popcorn popper. It’s a popcorn popper that you put directly on the stove and turn a manual crank that stirs the popcorn in the popper.
For Christmas gifts see also my red hot popcorn recipe and my cinnamon crunch popcorn recipe. This recipe came from the cookbook that came with the whirly pop popper.

Red Green Popcorn

INGREDIENTS
1/3 c unpopped popcorn
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c oil
1/4 tsp salt, optional

a few drops of food coloring, optional (use more for blue or purple)

Put all ingredients in popcorn popper (whirly pop). Pop until the popping almost stops and pour into a bowl. Pop only one color at a time and wash the popper before you make another color.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I just bought a WP and have been looking for a recipe for colorful popcorn! I didn't see this recipe in my booklet.

Chasity

Cindy said...

Does the sugar give the popcorn any flavor or is it just to color the popcorn? My PTO has a large popcorn popper and we want to dye the popcorn green for St. Patrick's Day. I'm guessing I just follow your recipe and put it into the machine. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Lora said...

I'm not 100% sure of the chemistry of this recipe. The sugar does add a sweet coating. If you used only oil, the food coloring would be evenly distributed, but I'm not sure the color would stick to the popcorn. My guess would be that this would work in a popcorn popper as written. I'd do a test run before you bought the supplies. Good Luck!

Lora said...

It just occurred to me that you may not want to do this. You have to wash out the popper part in between popping or the sugar will continue to cook and burn. This sounds like a pain. Hope you read this in time.

Mwamba Muluwe said...

I will try this because iam in a popcorn business and I want something new for my customers.gomani

Mwamba Muluwe said...

I will try this because iam in a popcorn business and I want something new for my customers.gomani