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Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn | Snacks for Large Families

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Prepare a sweet popcorn treat for the family using minimal ingredients. The Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn recipe is easy to follow and will leave you with a tasty treat to have at home or on the go.

If you enjoy popcorn and do not mind an added sweetness to it, this Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn recipe is meant for you. The sweet and tasty treat is the perfect snack to have for yourself and your loved ones, giving them something enjoyable to eat after lunch or dinner. You might even want to get your children involved in helping make some of the sweet popcorn. They may want to prepare different variations of it to have when they want to enjoy a quick, simple, and flavorful snack.

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Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn | Snacks for Large Families

What You Will Need to Make the Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn

When making the Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn, there are a few ingredients you should have, such as:

  • Popped Popcorn. You can pop the popcorn ahead of time the old-fashioned way or in the microwave.
  • Light Corn Syrup. Adding corn syrup to the popcorn is the best way to get the Kool-Aid packet to stick to it.
  • Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mix. Pick your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid to use on the popcorn.
  • Butter. The butter melts over and adds more flavor to the popcorn, giving it the perfect taste.

Additional ingredients needed to prepare the popcorn include salt, sugar, and baking soda. If you want to add more color to the popcorn, you can use food coloring to make it look even better.

Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn | Snacks for Large Families

Ways to Store the Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn

After you make the Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn, you may have a lot of it and need an excellent way to store it. The best way to keep the popcorn is to put it in a sealed container. You can use an airtight food storage container or food storage bag with a zipper seal.

  • If you use the food storage bag, remove any extra air after adding your popcorn to it.
  • You do not need to store the popcorn in the fridge or freezer to keep it fresh.
  • You can put it in the pantry or leave it on the kitchen table as long as you have it in a suitable container.

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You can leave the popcorn the way that it is or create popcorn balls with it. If you create popcorn balls, you can wrap each one in plastic wrap before putting it in the food storage container, making it easier for your family to grab and go when they want some sweet popcorn to eat.

How to Make Different Variations of the Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn

You can make several variations of this sweet treat by using different Kool-Aid packets. Grape, cherry, and orange are just a few popular flavors, but you can choose any Kool-Aid flavor that you and your loved ones like most.

You might want to separate the popcorn into bowls and use different Kool-Aid packets for each bowl. Adding ingredients to your popcorn is also optional. You might want to toss in some chopped peanuts, mini M&Ms, or other types of candies to add to the flavor of this treat.

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Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn

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Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn

Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn | Snacks for Large Families

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 Cups
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven

Description

Prepare a sweet popcorn treat for the family using minimal ingredients. The Big Family Kool-Aid Popcorn recipe is easy to follow and will leave you with a tasty treat to have at home or on the go.

 


Ingredients

  • 12 cups popped popcorn (about ⅓ cup unpopped kernels)
  • Salt, if desired
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 envelope Kool Aid unsweetened drink mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Food coloring, if desired

 


Instructions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper spritzed with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Spread popped popcorn over the baking sheet and salt, if desired.

  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Kool Aid and baking soda until combined.

  5. Pour over the popcorn and toss the popcorn to coat.

  6. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

  7. Allow to cool completely before breaking into pieces.

  8. Store in an airtight container.


Notes

  • Note: You can use your favorite flavor of Kool Aid. If you do not like the color, you can alter primary colors with additional food coloring.

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This tasty treat is a fun snack for family movie night. Make this ahead of time and enjoy your family evening together.

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