Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas gifts--candied popcorn trial run

So I love candied popcorn and it's one of the easiest gifts to make for the holidays BUT we always have to have a trial run so I remember the recipe. Tonight was the night, we are having a movie night and one of the kids had a hankering for it (and I only make it around the holidays.)

Ingredients are simple

4 quarts (16 cups) popped pop corn
3 T. butter melted
a couple of shakes of salt
1/2 bag of Wilton candy melts

Pop corn, add melted butter and salt (you want a 'hint' of salt not need to get a gallon of water to finish your popcorn salt) toss until mixed, melt candy melts according to directions and then pour over popcorn, toss until coated and then I throw the bowl in the freezer for 10ish minutes to harden it faster be careful though when it's frozen it can "break" when you are removing it from the bowl )

Break apart and store in an air tight container. (or eat like a pig it's YUMMY)

You can also color the candy melts (Wilton makes special coloring for it) to match the holiday, (think red and green for Christmas, red, white and blue for the 4th, orange and green for fiskateer events ;)

I'll package this up in clear gift bags and then top with cute ribbons with's always a hit!

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