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Astronaut Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn*
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Tang (powdered orange drink)
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 2 tablespoons of unpopped popcorn makes 4 cups (or 1 ounce) popped popcorn.

Instructions

  1. Place popcorn in a large buttered baking pan.
  2. In separate pan, combine sugar, drink mix, syrup, water and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in orange extract and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, mixing well.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Allow to cool completely.