Peppermint Popcorn

  • Peppermint Popcorn

    Peppermint Popcorn


    3 quarts freshly air-popped plain popcorn, unseasoned
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    1/8 teaspoon green food coloring

    Arrange popcorn in a shallow baking or roasting pan.
    Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in sugar, salt and corn syrup. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture boils.
    Boil, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add peppermint extract and green food coloring. Pour over popcorn in baking pan and stir to mix well.
    Bake in a preheated 250 degree F oven for 1 hour, stirring 3 to 4 times.
    Cool completely and store in tightly covered containers.

    Makes about 2 1/2 quarts.

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