Hello folks. Hope you have all had a nice week. Before I begin I just wanted to mention that Maggy from Red Ted Art’s is doing a giveaway of my book today so head over there if you want to try and win a copy. (Maggy’s site is full to the brim of kids crafting ideas so good it’s a good place to hang out anyway).
I first saw this party popcorn recipe at shewearsmanyhats.com and was instantly a fan. I adore popcorn and sprinkles so combining the two seemed like a fine idea to me!
The recipe at shewearsmanyhats.com uses white chocolate as the ‘glue’. I am not actually a huge fan of chocolate so made mine with sugar syrup instead.
You will need:
♥ caster sugar
1. Make your popcorn.
2. Cut out a piece of greaseproof paper and lay it flat on a chopping board. Then lay your popcorn on the top of the greaseproof paper in a thin layer.
3. To make your sugar syrup combine 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan with 1/8 cup of sugar and cook on a medium to high heat. You should avoid stirring as sugar crystals can form (I did stir mine gently at the beginning and end though). When the mixture starts to take on colour (see image above) remove from the heat. It can turn very quickly at the end so keep a close eye on it.
Please remember: this mixture is extremely hot so please take care! I wouldn’t recommend making it with little ones around
4. Drizzle your sugar syrup over the popcorn then add your sprinkles. The sugar syrup mixture will cool very quickly so make sure you add your sprinkles right away.
Yum ^_^ If you have any other ‘popcorn glue’ ideas then do leave a comment below!