A recipe that's been in our Family for over 50 years...
I remember as a small child my Mother serving this tasty treat at my Great Grandmother's 80th Birthday party in a big orange plastic tub. Never had I seen so much popcorn before, and never ever PINK POPCORN. That was so many years ago and since then, I've made it for my own kiddos and now for my grandkids.
We let the kids decorate the popcorn bags while we make the popcorn. Then we fill each bag with yummy goodness and serve it outside at our backyard movie shown on the side of our house. It's become a favorite SUMMER FAMILY TRADITION.
Grandma's Pink Popcorn
2 cups sugar
2/3 cups half and half (or milk)
1Tablespoon Karo Syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
red food color
6 quarts popped popcorn
In a saucepan, mix the sugar, milk, karo syrup, and salt.
Heat mixture until slightly firm (230° F with candy thermometer or use cold water method: spoon a drop or two of the cooked mixture into a cup with cold water. When you can form it into a slightly firm ball, it's ready!)
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and food color.
Stir, then slowly pour over the popcorn.
Transfer to large sheet pans and allow to cool.
Bag it up and you're all set to watch a movie!