Screaming Yellow Zonkers Low Fat
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Screaming Yellow Zonkers Low Fat

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This oddly name popcorn confection gets its yellow color from the butter-flavored popcorn beneath the nearly clear candy coating. We'll use microwave popcorn for this low-fat version, and we'll throw in some real butter and butter flavoring for just the right touch. With this secret formula, we can duplicate the taste of the original with only half the fat.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size–1 cup
Total servings–12
Calories per serving–107 (Original–140)
Fat per serving–2g (Original–4g)

Source: Low-Fat Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of 94% fat-free microwave butter popcorn
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      Lincoln Snacks
    • Instructions

      1. Combine the corn syrup, sugar, water, butter, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir while bringing mixture to a boil, then use a candy thermometer to bring mixture to 300 degrees F (in candy making this is known as the hard crack stage).

      2. When the candy reaches about 275 degrees F, start cooking the popcorn following the directions on the package. You want to time it so that the popcorn is done at approximately the same time as the candy. This way the popcorn will be hot when you pour the candy over it.

      3. When the candy has reached the right temperature, remove it from the heat, then add the butter flavoring and vanilla extract. Pour the hot popcorn into a large plastic or glass bowl and quickly pour the candy over it. Sitr the popcorn around a bit, then microwave the bowl on high temperature for 30 seconds. Stir the popcorn again; then, if necessary, microwave it once more for an additional 30 seconds. Stir again. By this time, the popcorn should be very well coated with the candy.

      4. Quickly pour the popcorn out onto wax paper and spread it around to cool it.

      5. When candy is cool, break it into bite-size pieces. Store it in a sealed container.

      Makes 12 cups.

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Dawn Morgan
Jan 26, 2012, 22:00

This is almost as good as the real thing. I think maybe more butter would do the trick.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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