How to Make Colored Popcorn in a Popcorn Popper

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Making coloured popcorn is a fun and exciting way to to add a decorative theme to snacks and party tables. It is a sweet treat that can be done quickly and can serve as an elegant eye-catcher when entertaining. Whether you choose to make single coloured or rainbow popcorn the idea is generally the same, and the result: tasty, colourful, enticing popcorn.

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To make single coloured popcorn, pour 1/4 cup of kernels into the popping machine. (Check your manual as capacity and proportions may vary depending on the model). Add one-quarter cup of sugar and one-eighth cup of oil or butter to the popcorn. Place two to three drops of food colouring on top of the popcorn. Put the lid on the machine and start it up.

When the popping is complete remove the coloured popcorn and enjoy.

To make rainbow popcorn you will need to follow the directions for making single coloured popcorn but make several separate batches, depending on the variety of colours you choose. Once you have finished popping all batches pour each batch into a large bowl and gently mix together with your hands or a large wooden spoon.

Allow popcorn to cool for a few moments before serving.

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