This is an easy way to make delicious, sweet colored popcorn. Just add your choice of food coloring to make it any color in the rainbow. This is a fun snack to make in holiday, team or school colors.
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon liquid food coloring, or 1/16 teaspoon gel food coloring
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup popcorn
Supplies needed: --2.5 to 3 quart microwave-proof bowl. If glass, should be tempered and have a high-heat tolerance. --Vented lid for bowl.
Directions: Put butter, oil, corn syrup, salt and food coloring in bowl. Microwave just until butter is melted, 40-50 seconds. Stir to combine well. Pour popcorn kernels into bowl; stir to coat each kernel with mixture. Even out kernels in bottom of bowl. Put vented cover on top and microwave on high for approx. 4-5 minutes, when there are 1-2 second between pops. Microwave times will vary. Immediately spoon popcorn onto waxed or parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving unpopped kernels in bottom of bowl. Carefully pick out any unpopped kernels that may have stuck to the popcorn. Popcorn quickly gets crispy as it cools. Store in airtight container.
CAUTION: Bowl will get hot; use hot pads or oven mitts.