Pink Princess Popcorn

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5 min


12 cups (3 L)

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes
Pink Princess Popcorn

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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • red and yellow food colouring
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 85-g pkg microwave popcorn


  • In a wide, heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir sugar with water. Add 10 drops red and 4 drops yellow food colouring and butter. Set over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture boils, 3 to 6 min. Then boil, without stirring, 5 more min. Meanwhile, pop popcorn following package instructions and leave in bag.
  • When sugar mixture has boiled 5 min, remove pan from heat and swirl pan a few times. Open popcorn and turn into a very large, wide bowl. Very carefully pour sugar mixture overtop. Using a spatula, immediately stir to evenly mix. Tumble popcorn onto a baking sheet. Cool before eating. Popcorn tastes best the same day it’s made.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 91,
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.4 g,

Warning: This pretty, salty-sweet popcorn is totally addictive (even for adults).