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February 6, 2014

Cupid’s Crush Popcorn

Colored pink for Valentine’s Day, Cupid’s Crush Popcorn is fun, festive and makes the perfect Valentine snack. If you haven’t had “real popcorn” versus the microwave kind – – now is your chance. Old fashioned popcorn cooked on the stove, is delicious and a lot easier to make than most people think. 
This popcorn is a great gift idea because it’s made in large batches and is so versatile. I suggest filling large tins, cute popcorn boxes or cellophane gift bags, and of course add a ribbon to each package. To make Cupid’s Crush Popcorn even more festive, toss some of the popcorn in chocolate, and sprinkle with Valentine sprinkles.  Colored popcorn is a fun addition to any holiday – and for Valentine’s Day this bright pink color is just perfect!
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2cup water
Pink food coloring
16 cups stove top popped popcorn
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, water and  food coloring in a large saucepan for 3 minutes and bring to a boil. Allow to cool, about 10-15 minutes.  Slowly poor the sugar mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat. Pour popcorn onto a cookie sheet and allow to dry. Place popcorn in a 200 degree oven for 7-10 minutes until sugar mixture is dried. 
  3. *** If adding chocolate to your popcorn leave out 8 cups of the popped popcorn and place aside. Melt 1/2cup of chocolate of your choice in a microwave safe bowl, then in a large bowl, toss to coat. Pour on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sprinkles. Allow to harden.

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