Sweet and Savory Spooktacular Popcorn

1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tbsp. canola oil
Cheese popcorn powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp.butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup of water
Gel food coloring
Approx. 15 cups of popcorn

Pop The Corn
In a pan with a lid, add oil and 2 corn kernels. Cover and heat oil on high until the kernels pop. Turn off heat and remove the popped kernels. Add the 1/2 cup of kernels and allow them to heat in the oil for about 1 minute. Cover and heat on high until the corn begins to pop rapidly. Turn heat to medium until the popping stops. Remove pan from heat.

Savory Cheese Popcorn
Separate half of the popcorn and sprinkle with cheese popcorn powder, tossing to coat.

Sweet Green Popcorn
Preheat oven to bake 275º F and line a cookie sheet with foil to spread the coated popcorn on.

In a sauce pan, melt 2 tbsp. butter and stir in 1 cup sugar. Add 3/4 cup water and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring consistently, simmer on low heat until temperature reaches approximately 238º F on a candy thermometer. Add food coloring and remove from heat.

In a large stain-free bowl, pour a small amount of the syrup in the bottom of the bowl and add small batches of popcorn tossing to coat. Transfer batch to cookie sheet and repeat. Place in oven for about 10 minutes to crisp.