Tote the rainbow wherever you go with these adorable Rainbow Popcorn Balls! Perfect for packing to picnics, potlucks, and ever party under the… well… rainbow!
At Tablespoon, we love all things rainbow and it's our 4th birthday! Check out our birthday post
for a special gift for members - our exclusive Rainbow Recipe book. Yeah, we're just all sorts of happy go lucky like that. We believe in colors and dreams and delicious food. Which is why, we thought it an irresistible task to come up with a recipe for Rainbow Popcorn Balls
, where every color of the wind is patted together into a perfect sphere. Kinda like the world as we see it. Only edible.
Shall we dance?
Here's what you need to get started. We're going to make a basic white-sugar caramel, then whisk a bit of unsweetened drink mix powders (like Kool-Aid) into six separate bowls of caramel.
See that? Six separate bowls, six separate batches of popcorn get a kiss of color and flavor from six different colors of drink mix.
Once you've got your colored popcorn, you're gonna toss it all together (I just kerplopped everything into the giant pot I used to heat together the caramel), then you're going to drizzle the extra white caramel on top of the popcorn. This will give you enough "stick" to "stick" the popcorn balls together.
There's just enough syrup now coating the popcorn balls to make it easy to press them all together into gorgeous spheres. The ones in the photo are the size of a grapefruit, but you can make kid-friendly, two or three-bite balls, if you want!
And just like that… welcome to the Wonderful Land of Rainbow Popcorn. Where all your dreams come true! Isn't our world the finest of them all?! Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!