Perfect for parties, snacks and TV nights, rainbow popcorn appeals to people of all ages! Fun to prepare, they will brighten up any environment and container.
- 180 g of corn kernels
- 2-3 tablespoons of Seed Oil (Corn, Sunflower, Peanut, etc.)
- 180 g of fine sugar
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 / 2-1 teaspoons of about four Food Colors in liquid form (four is the suggested number, as it is easy to handle and reduces the number of dishes required while still giving a rainbow look)
Part 1 of 4: Bursting the Corn
Step 1. Pour the oil into a large pan
Spread the corn kernels at the bottom of the pan in the oil. Cover with the lid.
Step 2. Put the pan on the stove
Turn on a medium flame.
Step 3. Wait for the corn to burst
Move the pan from time to time to prevent some grains from sticking to the bottom and burning them. When you hear the pops, move it more frequently.
Step 4. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as you feel all the kernels have popped
Part 2 of 4: Prepare the Colored Sugar Water
Step 1. Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan
Bring to a boil.
Step 2. Stir frequently while the mixture boils
Wait for the sugar to dissolve completely.
Step 3. Pour the sugared water into a number of cups equal to that of the selected dyes
Add a drop or two of dye to each dose of water.
Part 3 of 4: Coloring the Popcorn
Step 1. Divide the popped popcorn into a number of bowls equal to that of the selected food colors
Step 2. Pour the first dose of colored water into one of the small bowls containing the popcorn
Step 3. Repeat with each of the other colors
Step 4. Stir each serving of popcorn to distribute the color evenly
Having a helper will make this step more fun.
Step 5. Let the popcorn dry before combining with other colors
Part 4 of 4: Serve the Colored Popcorns
Step 1. In a large bowl, mix all the colored popcorns
Mix them carefully.
Step 2. Serve
You can make the whole bowl available to guests, so that everyone can serve themselves, or divide the rainbow popcorn into individual portions. The second method will require the use of more dishes!
- You may see occasional color changes due to the reaction of the dye in contact with the sugar water, don't worry.
- Don't overdo the amount of colored water added to the popcorn, try your best to keep it to a minimum, otherwise the result will be soggy and very unappetizing. Start by sprinkling them lightly with the colored water to see how they react. In case you have gone too far with the amount of water, you can try to save your popcorn by arranging them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then bake them at a very low temperature for 10-15 minutes, allowing the water to evaporate..