6 qts. pop corn (popped)
2 c. sugar
2/3 c. margerine
1 c. syrup (corn or lily white)
1 tsp. Baking soda
2 pkgs. Koolaid
Preheat oven to 225 F.
Boil sugar, syrup and butter/margarine together for 3 minutes. It will more than double in volume because of the soda. Make sure you use a medium sized pot when making it.
* Remember to dissolve the sugar before it begins to boil by stirring while it is heating. I use the spoon to make a steady stream of the syrup and take two fingers from the other hand and quickly pinch in the stream and rub my fingers together to feel for sugar crystals. Yes, It is hot!
Do not stir while it is boiling for 3 min.
On a large shallow ungreased baking dish, spread out popped popcorn.
In a separate bowl, combine the Kool-Aid with the baking soda.
Remove sugar syrup from the stove and carefully stir in the Kool-Aid mixture. (Note: This will make the sugar mixture puff up. Be careful to not get burned.)
Now take sugar mixture and pour it over the popped popcorn. Carefully mix all till combined.
Place it in the oven and stir every 10 minutes. Repeat this 3 more times.
Take popcorn out of the oven and when it starts to cool, break it apart into pieces.