Licorice Popcorn

What a fun treat, make a batch of licorice or flavored popcorn and create a little popcorn box and they would make cute little treat boxes at a Halloween Party!

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What a fun and easy treat to make for a Halloween Party. We made licorice flavoured popcorn, but you could adapt the recipe for any party holiday. Halloween flavors could be licorice , orange, root beer flavourings with black, orange and brown popcorn. For Christmas you could make red and green popcorn flavored with mint and peppermint. Little girls birthday parties you could make pink popcorn flavored with strawberry. Let your imagination go!

Here is the basic recipe for flavored popcorn ; feel free to change the color or the flavor to suit the occasion.

Licorice Flavored Popcorn Recipe

16 cups of popped popcorn
1 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of anise extract
black food coloring
Place popcorn in a large bowl.

Put the sugar, water and corn syrup into a heavy pan and stir well. Cook this syrup over a medium heat, stirring all the while until the mixture starts to bubble and boil. You can place a candy thermometer in the pan at this point and do not stir until the candy thermometer reads 250 degrees. If you do not have a candy thermometer, drop a tiny amount of the syrup into a glass of cold water and when the syrup forms a hard brittle ball it is done. It takes about 4 or 5 minutes of boiling.

Remove the pan from the heat at this point and stir in the food coloring, butter , baking soda and flavoring. Pour over the popcorn in the large bowl and stir and mix well. Turn the popcorn out onto a large greased baking sheet and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes.

When cooled, store in air tight containers.


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