How to Make Colored Popcorn with Step by Step Photo Instructions

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step One - Popcorn

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    Begin with 8 cups of popped popcorn in a large bowl. Make sure there are no un-popped kernels.

    Tip: Most bags of microwave popcorn make about 12 cups of popped popcorn.​

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Two - Prepare the Pan

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 2 Foiled Pan Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 2 Foiled Pan. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 2 Foiled Pan Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Line a 12-inch by 17-inch, or another large-sided pan, with aluminum foil.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Three - More Ingredients

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 3 Ingredients Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 3 Ingredients. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 3 Ingredients Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Gather the rest of the ingredients. This recipe calls for 1/4 cup butter, 3 tablespoons light corn syrup, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 3 ounces (4-serving size) box green powdered gelatin mix.

    Note: This recipe will not work with sugar-free gelatin.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Four - Heating the Ingredients

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 4 Add Sugar and Gelatin Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 4 Add Sugar and Gelatin. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 4 Add Sugar and Gelatin Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Over low heat, melt butter with corn syrup. Once melted, add brown sugar and gelatin powder. Stir together.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Five - Stir

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 5 Stir Mixture Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 5 Stir Mixture. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 5 Stir Mixture Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Bring mixture to boil over medium heat. Stir continually. Reduce heat to low and simmer for five minutes, while still stirring.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Six - Add to Popcorn

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 6 Pour Mixture Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 6 Pour Mixture. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 6 Pour Mixture Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Quick pour mixture over popcorn.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Seven - Stir

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 7 Toss Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 7 Toss. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 7 Toss Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Quickly stir mixture into popcorn. Coat as much popcorn as possible.​

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Eight - Add to Pan

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 8 Spreading Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 8 Spreading. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 8 Spreading Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Spread popcorn mixture into pan. Bake in 300 degrees F. over for 10 minutes.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Nine - Baked Popcorn

    2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 9 Breaking-up Popcorn Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 9 Breaking-up Popcorn. 2010 SBS Colored Popcorn - Step 9 Breaking-up Popcorn Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Remove from oven and allow to completely cool in pan. After colored popcorn is cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

     

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    How to Make Colored Popcorn - Step Ten - Bowl of Popcorn

    2010 Bowl of Colored Popcorn Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Bowl of Colored Popcorn. 2010 Bowl of Colored Popcorn Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Here is a bowl of amazingly tasty colored popcorn.