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Astronaut Popcorn

Recipe 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.

Method

Place popcorn in a large buttered baking pan.

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.

Remove from heat and stir in orange extract and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, mixing well.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Allow to cool completely.

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