I grew up with my mom making candied and caramel popcorn for picnics and summer holidays. As I have gotten older I still crave them, but often find them too sweet. I created this recipe to meet my craving with out being overly sweet.
1 Bag Popcorn Kernels – 36 cups of popped popcorn
1 14oz Bag Yellow Candy Melts
1 14oz Bag Orange Candy Melts
1 14oz Bag Green Candy Melts
50 Drops doTerra Lemon Essential Oil
40 Drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil
40 Drops doTerra Lime Essential Oil
Air pop 12 cups of popcorn for each color/flavor place in large bowl. In a glass or ceramic microwave safe bowl melt one color of candy melts at a time on half power for 2 minutes. Stir and return to the microwave on half power for an addition 1-2 minutes until melted. Add the essential oil and Stir. Lemon in yellow. Wild Orange in orange. Lime in green. Pour candy melts over the 12 cups of popcorn and stir until all of the popcorn is coated. Pour out on to waxed paper. Repeat for the next to colors. Allow 20 – 30 minutes for the candy melt to set. Combined all three flavors together.
Clearly this is a VERY LARGE batch. You can make one flavor rather than all three our you can divide the batch as follows:
1/2 Bag Popcorn Kernels – 9 cups of popped popcorn (3 cups per flavor)
3.5oz Yellow Candy Melts
3.5 oz Orange Candy Melts
3.5 oz Green Candy Melts
13 Drops doTerra Lemon Essential Oil
10 Drops doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil
10 Drops doTerra Lime Essential Oil
Thanks for sharing your recipe, LeeAnn. Where do you buy your candy melts?
Michael’s Craft store sells them. That is where I get mine. Bakery Supply stores also sale them. https://www.wilton.com/candy-melts-candy/pg_candymelts.html