Popcorn Christmas Tree

It is the season for outrageous desserts like this delicious candy-coated popcorn tree.

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • green food coloring
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn (16 cups)
  • Holiday candies
  • cheese star

Instructions :

  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil, fully dissolving the sugar.
  • Add the food coloring, do not stir, and allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes without stirring, until it reaches 250F. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and baking soda.
  • Quickly pour the mixture onto the popcorn and gently stir to coat the popcorn.
  • Place the popcorn on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and stir until it has cooled just enough to touch without burning your hands. Shape the popcorn into a Christmas tree shape.
  • Stick holiday candies onto the tree as decorations and top with a cheese star and enjoy!

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