I was totally new to the idea of making flavored popcorn so I tried a few different recipes. I tried this one, the Kraft Gelatin-based Recipe (on their website), and a traditional crunchy candy coated popcorn recipe available searching the web. This one was the least to our liking.
This project is messy, so in my opinion I would opt for the one that produces the best result for the work involved. To me that is a crunchy popcorn kernel with wonderful custom flavor.
Gelatin-based recipes tasted, well, gelatinous. THey were gooey, gummy, and stick-in your teeth tacky.
The traditional candymaking version which included making a candy coating (sugar, butter, corn syrup, flavored oil) removing the mixture from the heat to add baking soda, coating the popcorn, baking for an hour and stirring periodically produced exactly what I expected. The result was crispy, crunchy, sweet flavored kernels that could be easily broken up before storing. It was just like opening a box of crunchy cracker jacks or Poppycock, except the recipe yielded loads and loads for very little money.
To sum up, there are much better recipes out there. This gets two stars for initially peaking my interest in the item and helping to educate me on the process of making my own addictive popcorn snacks, but I won't be using it again.
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I was totally new to the idea of making flavored popcorn so I tried a few different recipes. ...