To Top

Coloring Popcorn

How do you color popcorn? I have seen colored popcorn (unpopped kernels) in catalogs for sale, and it's rather pricey. Apparently when popped the popcorn is multicolor. I'd love to figure out how to do this.

Rose from MO

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

By guest (Guest Post)
October 8, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I too remember when colored popcorn came in bags. The colors looks so neat we were sure we would be eating green, red and blue kernels but not so. The first lady was right. It all popped up just like regular popcorn. The color must have been a gimmick to push sales.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 7, 20080 found this helpful

My mom (years & years ago) use to let the unpoped kernels set in colors of food coloring for awhile then let dry out and when popped it created that color. She also your to take plain kernels (uncolored) and after popping them toss a bunch in a bread bag with air in it and a drop or too of food coloring to color it that way too (very pretty) she would do some red, some green and then after they were tossed she made popcorn balls from them for different holidays like Christmas, she did orange for Halloween, red for Valentines. Most food coloring boxes has a color chart on it to mix colors to get colors like purple etc.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By guest (Guest Post)
October 7, 20080 found this helpful

I hate to say this, but I'm pretty sure that when you color the unpopped corn it just pops up whiteish like always. My Mom used to buy colored popcorn and we were always disappointed that it didn't pop up in colors.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 9, 20080 found this helpful

http://www.tall … arfait/index.htm

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 20, 20090 found this helpful

I remember my mom buying the colored popcorn kernels and when you popped it just the hulls were colored ~ pretty but not really what we were expecting.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 5, 20100 found this helpful

Just picked up a small cookbook 'Kool-aid[soft drink mix]Comes OF Age'. Page 37. Popcorn Balls 9 cups popped popcorn 1 cup light corn syrup 1/3cup Kool-aid sugar sweetened soft drink mix, any flavor Place popcorn in a lightly buttered bowl. Combine syrup and soft drink mix in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until mixture will seperate into hard threads when dropped into very cold water[or to a temperature of 270*] .Remove from heat and pour over popcorn, mixing quickly to coat well. Spape into 1-1/2 inch balls. Makes about 3 dozen. You wouldn't have to make this into balls, you could just place on a cookie sheet, cool and break into pieces. Colored and flavored too! Enjoy jimsjunque

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Popcorn in Blue Bowl
Making Popcorn Tips and Tricks
Categories
Food and Recipes Food Tips AdviceOctober 7, 2008
Guides
Popcorn Tin Filled with Four Types of Popcorn
Uses for Popcorn Tins
Popcorn Ceiling
Repairing a Hole in a Popcorn Ceiling
Bowl of Popcorn
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
Red, white and blue colored popcorn spilled out onto white surface
Making Colored Popcorn
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/16 13:15:23 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!