You know what my least favorite thing is about hosting a party? All of the dishes at the end of the night! Overtime, single use containers can add up in cost. Why not use a dish that's creative and edible at the same time? Using the same idea as making popcorn balls, you can make an edible popcorn bowl.
The recipe is very simple and you probably already have most of the ingredients at home already. Here is what you will need:
10 cups of popped popcorn (mushroom kernels work the best)
1 cup of water
1 1/3 cups of sugar (white)
1/3 cup of light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
Food coloring (optional) the number of drops will depend on the color you desire
First you will need 2 bowls, glass or stainless steel work the best. Spray the inside of one bowl with cooking and spray and the outside of the other bowl then set aside. Add your popped popcorn to the bowl that has been sprayed on the inside just before your sugar mixture is done on the stove.
In a medium sauce pan add your water, sugar, corn syrup, salt, and vinegar. I recommend having a candy thermometer on hand, you will need to cook this product until it reaches 290 degrees. Once it gets to temp, remove from heat and add food coloring. At this point, quickly add your sugar mixture to popped popcorn and toss until fully coated. Using the back of a wooden spoon or spatula, press the popcorn up the sides of the bowl. Once the bowl is fully lined, place the other bowl on top (stacking) to help form the shape while the product is cooling. Once cooled, remove your edible bowl and fill it with a party snack!