Yum Alert: Pink Movie Popcorn

Written by Olga

Everything is better when it’s pink. Including pink popcorn.

Pink cotton candy. Pink Starburst. Pink Skittles. Isn’t everything just better when it’s pink? I think so. Here’s how to make some pink popcorn.


2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cup half and half

1 Tbsp light corn syrup

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

6 drops red food coloring (or any other color you’d like)


Pour popped popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside.  In a large saucepan whisk together sugar, half and half, corn syrup and salt.  Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.  Heat mixture to 232 degrees, stirring occasionally.  Immediately remove from heat and pour in vanilla and food coloring.  Drizzle mixture over popped popcorn.  Gently stir popcorn until mixture is evenly coated and coating begins to dry (you’ll notice the popcorn kernels separating).  Pour mixture onto waxed paper and allow to dry about 20 minutes.  Store in an airtight container.

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Olga is a fast talking East Coast girl who takes no bull or prisoners. When not kicking a$$ and taking names, she can be found being awesome up and down the East Village. In her down time, Olga practices power yoga and drinks hand-crafted cocktails - sometimes at once.

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