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Koolaid Popcorn

Kool Aid Man for Koolaid Popcorn

Koolaid and Popcorn mixed together for an unusual, sweet and healthful whole wheat Koolaid Popcorn treat. Pick your favorite flavor and whip up a favorite snack!

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup butter
2 packages Koolaid (flavor of choice)
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 quarts popped popcorn

Directions

Boil the sugar, syrup and margarine together for three minutes. Stir in soda and Koolaid. Pour over 6-quarts of popcorn.

Bake at 225-degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. Remove from the oven and break up immediately.

Note: If you want to make wreaths or trees etc., form them immediately after adding the syrup. If you're reasonably quick you can get jelly beans, dragees and other candy decorations to stick to it before it sets.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6-quarts.

Kool Aid Trivia Fun Facts

Marvin Potts: drink mix. In 1954, Mr. Potts got stuck with the daunting task of creating a new pitchman for General Mills' new drink. Inspired by his son drawing smiley faces on a window on a chilly Chicago day, he decided to put a smiley face on a pitcher of this new beverage, known as Kool-Aid. This was the beginning of Pitcherman, who later became Kool-Aid Man in 1975, after Kraft Foods (who had recently bought General Mills) slapped some appendages on him.

Kool-Aid Museum. A permanent museum exhibit dedicated to Kool-Aid is now open to visitors. It is located in Hastings, Nebraska where Kool-Aid was "born". The 3,300-square foot exhibit will opened June 21, 2002, at the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
In 1927, a Nebraska native Edwin Perkins, invented Kool-Aid. The original flavors were cherry, grape, lemon-lime, orange, strawberry and raspberry. In the years to come, 52 flavors were introduced. Today, gallon for gallon, Kool-Aid is the most-consumed beverage for kids.

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