* 2 tablespoons unpopped popcorn will produce 4 cups (or 1 ounce) of popped popcorn.
Place popcorn in large buttered baking pan.
Put the sugars, water, and corn syrup
into a heavy pan over medium heat and stir. After the mix comes to a boil, scrape
sides of pan. Place a candy thermometer in the pan and cook, without further stirring,
to 250 degrees F.
Remove pan from heat and stir in butter, baking soda, anise extract
and food coloring. Pour over popcorn, mixing well.
Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour,