Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What went Wrong?? Candied Popcorn DIY Fail :)

I am a big dreamer! I had some grandiose plans for Christmas this year. I knew I could find a quick and easy candied popcorn recipe, and that I would make it just perfect the first try. I would then make batches and batches of my perfect red and green popcorn in cute little bags to my neighbors. I would send bundles with my kids to school and bring bowls to all the parties we planned to attend.

I found a great and easy recipe online. I had planned to add the link here, but I decided to protect the recipe ;) I ran to the store for supplies. I got the kids excited to help. They popped corn, and sorted out the kernels.

I started cooking...

The instructions said to heat the ingredients to a boil. That it would thicken and should take about 5 minutes. I waited and waited for it to boil. I kept checking the thickness. It seemed to stay the same consistency. The color green wasn't my favorite but I though it would lighten up once I mixed it with the popcorn. You know because the popcorn is a light color.

 
 
I spread the popcorn on the cookie sheet. Covered the popcorn with the sauce and put it in the oven. I do have to say I'm grateful for aluminum foil and the foresight to use it. The recipe said to stir the popcorn with the sauce every five minutes. After the first five minutes I started to wonder if something was wrong. After the second five minutes I knew something was wrong!

 

Outside to cool and straight into the trash bin it went. I then realized it was going to take a lot more practice to get my popcorn to look like the pictures I've seen on Pinterest.

I tried again and it turned out a little better this time.

 
 
Here's wishing you a HAPPY New Year!
May 2016 be full of fun activities
and lessons learned ;)