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green kettle corn anybody?

[kettle corn with green colored sugar coating]

First let’s do this: I do not recommend trying coloring your kettle corn, the green coloring paste sputtered in the hot oil and is a dangerous, bad thing. I’m shocked I didn’t once again come away nursing a burn.

That said, green popcorn! This is the kettle corn recipe from Savory Sweet Life. I made it for myself one night and was so pleased with how it turned out that I decided to make a second batch for Scott when he got home. Of course I couldn’t just leave well enough, I had to endanger myself with some experimenting. It was fun to see how it turned our tongues green though.

I made half a recipe in a four quart pot and didn’t have trouble with the sugar caramelizing or the popcorn overfilling the pot.

· comments [10] · 06-28-2010 · categories:food ·

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  • 1 Jessica // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Very cute! I made caramel corn once and only had a bottle of leftover fake blood (corn syrup with more red food coloring than it should have had in it!) instead of plain old corn syrup so I used that. My husband was so confused why we had bloody looking popcorn!

    This reminds me of pop secret popcorn. The kind you didn’t know what color it would be til you opened the bag. I miss that stuff.

  • 2 Jen // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Try green decorator sugar! I’ve done it with red.

  • 3 megan // Jun 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Thanks Jen! I think I might have some colored sugar around here somewhere.

  • 4 Traci // Jun 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    When I was in junior high, one of the moms would make jello popcorn for us. That might be right up your alley.

  • 5 Leah // Jun 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I use the food coloring paste all the time for kettle corn (my kids love it!). i don’t have trouble with the splattering, but I have one of those whirley-pop thingies.
    We’ve done orange and purple for halloween (separate batches, mixed together).
    I would advise, however, that you resist coloring it “Christmas red”. Even with the paste, to put in enough to turn it red instead of pink was too much – it tasted weird! I do mix “pink” and green for Christmas, sometimes with a batch of plain too.

    I’ll have to try the decorating sugar trick!

  • 6 Jen // Jun 29, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I made popcorn with just regular liquid food coloring in the oil. Amazingly, the popcorn “whites” stayed white… the color was in the crevices. So my roommates ate the white popcorn but their mouths turned blue.

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  • 8 livlaugheat // Jul 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    thanks for sharing this recipe! it was a huge hit at our house – we make it every weekend now. :)

  • 9 Elizabeth // Jul 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I love this! I did this with kettle corn that I had received as a gift from The Big Popper. It was great! I really recommend their popcorn. mmm

  • 10 Kelly // Jul 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I have a particular order I put the ingredients into the pot for my colored popcorn: oil, popcorn, sugar, food color gel. Put the lid on, and no one gets hurt. : )

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