All I can say is yum! I decided to make a yummy treat today, and I saw some versions of this on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try! I made some adaptations because of what I had on hand.
6 quarts plain poped popcorn
1 cup light corn syrup
2 packets of Kool Aid mix-any kind, or brand works
2 cups sugar (I only had 3/4 c, so I used 1 1/4 c of Splenda, and it worked fine)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 c butter
I popped plain popcorn using a paper bag in my microwave. All you have to do is put 1/4 c popcorn cornels into a paper bag. You fold over the top once about 1/4 inch, and again another 1/4 inch to create a closed bag. Then you lay it on it's side and microwave it 1 minute, 40 seconds. There will be some unpopped cornels, but just leave those in the bag for the next batch. I did this until I had 6 quarts of popped popcorn (24 cups).
I then mixed together the butter, light corn syrup, sugar (and splenda) in a saucepan. I mixed it constantly until boiling, then I continued mixing it at a boiling temperature for 3 minutes. Then I took it off the stove.
In a side bowl, I had mixed the packets of Kool Aid and baking soda. I used Ice Blue lemonade Kool Aid.
I then added the Kool Aid mixture to the syrup and as I folded it in, it puffed up quite a bit, so I was glad I didn't use too small of a saucepan. As soon as it was well mixed, I poured it onto the popcorn i had spread out onto a large ungreased cookie pan.
Then I carefully folded the mixture into the popcorn so that it was well mixed.
It then goes into the oven at 225 for a total of 30 minutes. You need to take it out every 10 minutes and mix it up to make sure the popcorn gets evenly covered by the Kool Aid yumminess!