Sweet with sugar and salty with pink Himayalan salt this popcorn is a pink treat for snacking, special parties, and any time you need a pink treat for gifting!
2/3 cup whole milk or half and half
1 tablespoon white corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
red or pink food coloring ( I used the red gel for cake decorating)
Fine grind Pink Himalayan Salt for finish.
Stir milk, corn syrup and salt together in a small saucepan. Pour sugar into the center of the saucepan, being careful not to get any on the sides of the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
Stir occasionally until mixture reaches 230°F, the soft ball stage. (candy thermometer)Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and food coloring (several drops of red should do, or about 1/2 a toothpick dipped into gel color).
Working quickly, pour sugar mixture over popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread popcorn over 2 large baking sheets lined with parchment paper to dry.
Sprinkle with fine grind Pink Himalayan salt. (Taste for your favorite ratio of salty sweet!)
Once popcorn is completely dry, store your treat in airtight bags or containers.
You can also make this any pretty shade you love but pink really is the best when using the pink Himalayan salt!