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Candy Corn "Corn"

Servings 16 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bags butter flavored popcorn, popped & divided (6 QT popped popcorn)
  • 1 bag of kettle corn, popped (2 QT popped popcorn)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (16oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • Yellow & Orange Food Coloring/Paste
  • Candy Corn
  • Pan Spray
  • 8 5"x11" Clear Cellophane Bags & Ribbon

Instructions

  • Pop butter flavored popcorn & divide into two bowls. Pop kettle corn & place into another bowl. (IMPORTANT: Remove any un-popped kernels before moving on with the recipe.)
  • In a large saucepan combine butter, sugar, & light corn syrup. Bring mixture to a boil & cook 3 minutes stirring frequently. Do not overcook or it won't be soft & chewy. Remove from heat & add vanilla (careful it bubbles up.) Then add marshmallows & stir until melted.
  • Pour just under ⅓ of the mixture into the bowl with the kettle corn. Fold the popcorn until coated.
  • Pour half of the remaining mixture into a clean bowl. Color one half yellow & the other half orange with food coloring or paste (I used Wilton paste.)
  • Quickly add colored marshmallow mixture to the two separate bowls of butter flavored popcorn. Fold/stir to coat the popcorn. Allow all the different colored popcorns to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grease hands with pan spray & grab a handful of yellow popcorn. Place in the bottom of a clear cellophane bag. Grab a handful of orange & place on top of the yellow. Grab a small handful of white popcorn & place it on top of the orange stacking the colors to resemble candy corn.
  • Lightly press & shape the popcorn inside the bag into a triangle/candy corn shape. Fat on bottom where the yellow is & skinny on top where the white is. Press a few pieces of candy corn on the sides of the sticky popcorn. Tie bag shut with a ribbon & Candy Corn "Corn" tag. Repeat with remaining bags. *It's fine to fill them all at once, then shape them & add the candy corn pieces, but I wanted to tell the step by step instructions before you get too excited :)

Notes

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