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Minion Candied Popcorn

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IMG_5166Last month was Rainbow’s 1st birthday.  To celebrate, Hubby and I organized a Minion-themed birthday.  Aside from the Minion watermelon, cupcakes and party favours, I wanted something else that said “minion”.  Of course, I went on Pinterest, and found a recipe for candied popcorn.  I tweaked it a little bit with flavours and colours to match the yellow and purple minion theme.   Here is the recipe below;

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  •  12 cups of popped popcorn, divided into 6 cup portions.
  • Grape and Lemon jello (not sugar free)
  • 1 Cup White Sugar (2-1/2 cup portions)
  • 8 tbsp Butter (2-4 tbsp portions)
  • 6 tbsp Liquid Clear Corn Syrup (2-3 tbsp portions)
  • Food Colouring
  • Parchment Paper
  • Clear Cello Bags
  • Blue & Black Ribbon
  • Googly eyes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Over medium low heat, boil sugar, grape jello, 3 tbsp corn syrup, and 4 tbsp butter.  When mixed, add a few drops of purple food colouring and 6 cups of popcorn.  I added the popcorn in the pot while the heat is still on as I found the liquid mixture tosses better with the popcorn.
  2. Transfer the mixture onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and spread into a thin layer.  Bake at 250 F for 15 minutes.
  3. Repeat with the lemon jello.
  4. Once the popcorn is cooled, break into smaller pieces.
  5. Glue googly eyes onto empty cello bag, alternating from 1 to 2 eyes, depending on the type of minions you are creating.
  6. Fill 10 cello bags with the lemon candied popcorn and 10 with the grape.
  7. Close the bags with the blue ribbon on the lemon popcorn and the black ribbon on the grape.
  8. Serve and enjoy!