Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pink Popcorn Cones

Pink Popcorn Cones by the Clueless Chick

This week on Charlotte Today I shared some of my favorite tips for planning a fabulous baby shower on a budget.  One of the most popular treats was our new Pink Popcorn Cones.  These adorable treats are super cute and fairly easy to make.  They are the perfect example of how a simple Pinterest recipe can lead to a fun new creation.  While making a modified version of this Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn recipe, the idea to make this super cute popcorn into popcorn cones was born - after all I was already planning to use ice cream cones as the cups for my popcorn buffet so why not? I gave it a try and voila, a fun new Clueless Chick favorite!

Pink Popcorn Cones

  • Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn (freshly made)
  • Ice Cream Cones
  1. While your Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn is still warm on your parchment covered cookie sheet, place popcorn in each cone, forming a ball with the popcorn on top to look like an ice cream cone.
  2. Place completed cones in an airtight container to set.

Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn 

Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn
  • 1 bag pre-popped popcorn or 6 cups fresh popped popcorn
  • 1 cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 3 small drops of red food coloring

  1. Bring sugar, water, corn syrup, salt and vanilla to a low boil, stirring regularly  
  2. Remove from heat, stir in food coloring adding one drop at a time to ensure your color is not too dark
  3. Put ½ of your popcorn into a large stainless steel or glass bowl, pour ½ pink syrup over popcorn and stir.  Add remaining popcorn and pink syrup and stir again.
  4. Transfer pink popcorn onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet to cool.
  5. Once cool, break apart and enjoy!

  • Any color of food coloring can be used to make a rainbow of old-fashioned popcorn
  • Use your Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn as the base for a popcorn buffet, just add some sweet and salty mix-ins

Pink Popcorn Buffett 

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