Bites of History: Plenty to do with popcorn when the movie is over _lowres

Photo by Caitlin LeBlanc -- Serve Old-Fashioned Sugared Popcorn whenever family and friends gather.

Old-Fashioned Sugar Popcorn

Makes 6 cups. Recipe is by Judy Burton, Iota.

6 cups popped popcorn

1 cup sugar

3 tbls. water

3 drops food coloring

Pinch of salt

1. Place popped popcorn in a very large bowl. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, heat sugar, water, food coloring and salt, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer exactly 5 minutes.

2. Remove sugar mixture from heat and immediately drizzle over popcorn. Toss with a long spoon to evenly coat.

3. Cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Store tightly covered.