Edible Popcorn Party Bowl

10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 drops food color, optional

Spray the inside of a large, stainless steel bowl with cooking spray and
the outside of a 2nd large, stainless steel bowl; set aside. These 2
bowls will be used to form popcorn bowl at end of cooking time. (Note:
if one bowl is smaller than the other, spray the outside of the smaller
bowl.)
Spray a 3rd large bowl with cooking spray and place popped popcorn
inside; set aside.
Stir sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt together in a medium
sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and boil for 3 minutes to
allow steam to wash down sides of pan. Remove lid and attach candy
thermometer to pan. Allow mixture to boil, without stirring, until
mixture reaches 290? F. Stir in food color, if desired.
Working quickly, pour syrup over popcorn and toss with a large spoon
until popcorn is thoroughly coated. Pour popcorn mixture into first
prepared bowl and use a spoon to push mixture evenly up onto sides of
bowl. Firmly press second prepared bowl onto popcorn to form popcorn
bowl. Allow popcorn bowl to cool completely between stainless steel
bowls. To serve, tip popcorn bowl out and place on platter. Fill with
popcorn to serve.
Yield: 1 bowl