Halloween Popcorn Logs
- 3 quarts popped popcorn*
12 candy sticks (about 4 1/2-inches long)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cellophane and ribbon
- Keep popcorn warm in a 300*F (150*C) oven while preparing syrup. In large saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook to hard ball stage, 250*F (120*C) on a candy thermometer.
- Stir in vanilla. Pour over popped popcorn, stirring to coat.
- Butter hands; shape about 1 cup popped corn around each candy stick to form logs. Let stand until cool.
- Wrap each log in clear or colored cellophane or any bright paper. Secure each end with ribbon.
Makes 12 logs.
*1 ounce of unpopped popcorn kernels (2 tablespoons household measure) makes approximately 1 quart of popped popcorn.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.