From: Cravings of a Lunatic
- 12 cups popped popcorn (I just bought cheap popcorn from the dollar store)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 to 3 small drops of red food coloring (do not use gel, use the liquid for this particular recipe. Go light and work from there.)
Set popcorn aside.
In a saucepan combine your sugar, milk, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat until your sugar dissolves.
Now you want it at a low boil until the temperature reaches 230 degrees which is known as soft ball stage. If you do not have a thermometer you can grab a glass of super cold water, drop a little of the mixture in it, now grab that mixture with your fingers and if it forms a ball in the water then flattens out after it’s out of the water that is soft ball stage. (Thermometers are super cheap at Walmart and I prefer having one on hand for other recipes. That way I'm not guessing.)
Stir occasionally until it reaches soft ball stage and then remove from heat, and add your vanilla and food coloring. Stir well.
Now put your popcorn in a large bowl or even a big roasting pan. You want to have ample room to stir it really well.
Now pour your pink mixture over top and stir well to coat.
Now line a cookie sheet with parchment and transfer the popcorn to that to let it dry out.
Love it!! And it made my girly-girl very happy to see pink popcorn at her birthday party!