Friday, March 16, 2012
Green popcorn? It's for St. Patrick's Day!
I know today is not St. Patrick's Day but in all of our local schools the kids are wearing
green, drinking green punch, green Jello squares and probably eating more green food
coloring in a day than they should eat in a year.
I made some green popcorn for my little grandson from a recipe they sent home from school. I did have to change it a bit for his dietary restrictions but I thought I would share it.
8 cups of popcorn, popped
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons blue agave nectar
1/2 cup maple sugar
1 3 ounce package of sugar-free Jello
Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl. In a saucepan, melt butter on medium heat. Add agave nectar, and bring to a boil. Stir in maple sugar and Jello. Bring to a boil and stir for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and slowly drizzle over popcorn.
Line a large baking pan with tin foil and bake at 300 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, checking so that it doesn't brown. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
This was good with lime Jello but might be a bit odd with other flavors. I didn't think this was as green as I thought it would be but maybe that is OK since kids eat so much food coloring.
I intend to try it with a little more maple sugar to see if it will taste like candied popcorn.
Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!