Melt some chocolate or use chocolate sauce or syrup to coat popped corn. And your delicious chocolate popcorn is ready! You can bake it for a crunchy treat. Well, that makes a brown-colored popcorn for you. Easy, right?
If you are planning a movie marathon, a sleepover for your kids, or if you are inviting your kids' friends over, popcorn is one of the easiest snacks to make and is a favorite among children. To add a twist to the usual popcorn, you could make it in different colors. The kids would love it.
Popcorn has evolved from its humble plain-salted flavor to many varieties. And through this Buzzle article, we add color to them. We have brought you some easy ways to make multicolored popcorn. They include, using food color, using Kool-Aid, and using Jell-O gelatin of different flavors. The point is to add a coloring or flavoring agent that imparts a good color to the popcorn, make it in different colors, and then mix them for a multicolored popcorn. A quick tip is to choose colors that are appealing, so that they make the popcorn look attractive and make one want it more.
Using Food Coloring
On a Stove top
♨ Corn kernels, 1/2 cup
♨ Sugar, 1 cup
♨ Corn syrup, 1/2 cup
♨ Butter, 2 tbsp.
♨ Baking soda, 1 tbsp.
♨ Vanilla, 1/4 tbsp.
♨ Food coloring, as required
♨ Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a kettle.
♨ Add the corn kernels.
♨ Cover the kettle. In some time, the corn will start popping.
♨ Shake the kettle to ensure that all the kernels pop properly.
♨ Remove from heat once the corn has popped.
♨ In a bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup, baking soda, vanilla, food coloring, and the remaining butter.
♨ Heat till the butter melts.
♨ Pour the mixture over popped corn.
♨ Make batches of different colors, and mix them to enjoy multicolored popcorn.
Using a Popcorn Popper
♨ Corn kernels, 1/4 cup
♨ Food coloring (different colors), 2 - 3 drops (each)
♨ Butter, 1/8 cup
♨ Salt, as required
♨ Pour the corn kernels in a popcorn popping machine.
♨ Add the butter and salt to it.
♨ Pour the food coloring.
♨ Now place the lid and start the machine.
♨ Make different colored varieties, and mix them together for a multicolored version.
♨ Enjoy your popped corn!
♨ If you want to make colored popcorn without sugar, a popper will be ideal for use.
Using Jell-O Gelatin
♨ Popcorn, popped, 8 cups
♨ Peanuts, 1 cup
♨ Sugar, 1/2 cup
♨ Butter, 1/4 cup
♨ Corn Syrup, 3 tbsp.
♨ Jell-O Gelatin, 3 1/2 oz.
♨ Pre-heat the oven to 300° F.
♨ Combine the popcorn and nuts.
♨ Combine sugar, butter, corn syrup, and Jell-O in a saucepan.
♨ Let it boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
♨ Pour the mixture over popcorn and nuts.
♨ Toss well and bake for 10 minutes.
♨ Popcorn, popped, 10 cups
♨ Sugar, 1 cup
♨ Kool-Aid, unsweetened, 6 packets (different colors)
♨ Butter, 1 stick
♨ Corn syrup, 8 oz.
♨ Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add corn syrup and sugar to it.
♨ Allow it to boil for a couple of minutes and remove from heat. The basic caramel syrup is ready.
♨ Now divide this syrup in 6 bowls. Add six different flavors of Kool-Aid to each one and mix well.
♨ Add popcorn to each bowl. Shake well. Ensure that the popcorn is properly coated with the syrup.
♨ Mix the different colored popcorn, and your multicolored popcorn is ready.
If you don't like caramel popcorn, just make the coating without sugar. You can add salt or any other seasoning of your choice.
Once your multicolored popcorn is ready, you can make popcorn balls. Just wet your hands and start making balls of the colored popcorn. It's a creative dish for picnics, or for your kid's birthday party. Enjoy making and having your multicolored popcorn.