Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Popcorn Tip

I love popcorn!  This summer a popcorn recipe took first place at the Iowa State Fair, so I guess I am not the only popcorn lover.  Americans eat about 17.3 billion quarts of popcorn each year.

The Aztecs were the first recorded people to use popcorn.  Instead of eating it, they decorated with it.  What a waste!

The kernels of popcorn that don't pop are called Old Maids.  These kernels usually will not pop because they have lost their moister.  To try and revive them, soak them in water for about 5 minutes.  Dry and try to pop them again.

Cinnamon Popcorn and a movie make a tasty Christmas present.

First Place: Cinnamon Popcorn

1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups red hot candies
8 to 10 cups air popped popcorn

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a medium saucepan, melt butter, corn syrup, and red hot candies.  Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minute.  Put popcorn in a large heat proof bowl.  Pour syrup mixture over popcorn, stir to coat.  Pour mixture onto baking sheets.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Let cool. Break apart.  Store in an airtight container.

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  1. This looks so yummy! I am a huge fan of popcorn and cinnamon so this would be perfect for me :).

  2. I'm ready for a bowl and have to try this. I love popcorn and would never ever decorate with it!