Easy K's are Kool

12:29 AM Elizabeth Seckman 24 Comments

I was quite the party animal in high school. A really awesome Friday night was most often spent at my best friend's house watching Crocket and Tubbs on Miami Vice, music videos on Night Flights, and then smashing rocks with our triangle shaped space ship on  Atari's Asteroids. We'd keep the fun going until dawn, so food was always an essential. One of our favorite weekend fun snacks was Kool Aid popcorn. It's fun, fruity, and of course...easy!

Kool Aid Popcorn

3 qt. (12 cups) popped popcorn
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 pack Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mix, any flavor
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Mix the sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a pan until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the Kool-Aid and then the baking soda.

We never made it into balls, we'd take the easy route and pour a pan of popcorn onto a platter and then drizzle the Kool-Aid mix over it and eat. 

Another Easy tip? 

I prefer to proof read and beta read on my Kindle. It's much more portable and accessible than toting around my laptop...much less the desk top. Word docs and PDFs can be emailed and opened on Kindle for easy reading by following the steps below:

Go to Amazon and follow these links

1.Your Account
2. Manage your content and devices
3. Click on the Your Devices tab
4. Click in the picture of your device
5. Down below the picture should be an email address
6. Send your Word or PDF files directly to that address via email

photo credit: Popcorn via photopin (license)


  1. Oooh, sounds yummy. And nice tip about beta reads, I'll have to consider that. Have a great week!!

  2. I never tried the Kool-Aid trick. Sounds addictive.
    I did waste many hours playing Asteroids though!

  3. Nice tip on the pdf. Wow, you were some party animal lol

  4. Ooh I want to try the Kool Aid popcorn now! Yum. I was the same kind of party animal LOL.

  5. That sounds both delicious and terrible for you. I kinda want to try it now.

    Also, I'm a big fan of proofreading via Kindle. So much easier (and much less distracting) than a laptop.

  6. YES! I remember Night Flight on the USA channel. They showed all the movies and shorts you would never see anywhere else. Loved that show.

  7. Night Flight was replaced by Up All Night (Gilbert Gottfried hosted for a little bit). And then Rhonda Shear took over. Fun times!

  8. Kool-aid popcorn? I have to make that with my nephews. They'd go nuts! lol

  9. I've noticed a lot of people don't realize you can mail things to your Kindle for review - I think that is an awesome feature and we've done it regularly.

    Great K post!

  10. Okay, I know you posted that about the Kindle for me, right? Ha ha. Thank you so much! I've just been transferring it by plugging my kindle into my computer. Sometimes that actually works!
    No wonder you could stay up all night with all that sugar coursing through your young veins!!! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

  11. I stay away from Kool-aid. It has been known to have serious side effects. I mean, look at the guy in your post. :-)

  12. Great recipe. We used to make a rainbow cake using different flavors of Jello. Yummy.

  13. I like popcorn but I'm sorry Liz, to me that sounds yukky.

  14. I might try the Kool aid Easter Egg trick next year. And yes, I am going to have to try this with my next batch of popcorn. :)

  15. I love popcorn, but can't bring myself to use your recipe. Maybe if my girls were younger I'd give it a try.

  16. I love popcorn and would love to try that recipe.

    I beta read on my Kindle, too.

  17. Yes, I love beta reading on my kindle. It ROCKS!

    Especially since I read so much. I take my Kindle everywhere and I can have all the manuscripts right there! LOVE IT!

  18. I proof read my current submission on my Kindle - it was great for putting a bit of distance between myself and my words. Great tip!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  19. Great idea for popcorn balls. I'm going to shove that recipe into my summer activity drawer.
    Thanks for the Kindle tip. I've been wondering if something like that would work because it'd be so much easier to carry that around then lugging the laptop everywhere.

  20. I've never been much of a popcorn person, I don't really know why because I do like it (the sweet variety... hate the salty one ewww!). I always proofread on my Kindle too... it helps to spot more mistakes :) x

  21. Hi, Elizabeth....

    Interesting combo... never heard of Kool aid popcorn....

    Thanks for the tip for Kindle. Never knew you could edit on it... Great idea!

  22. I'll have to try that recipe - for the kids.

    I did spot some typos on Kindle.

  23. I've never tried either koolaid popcorn or proofreading on the Kindle. I need to remedy that...

  24. The thing I noticed with proofreading on my Kindle was that mistakes didn't so much jump out as me as throw themselves out and grab me by the neck. it's impressive and very depressing all at the same time... (Though I usually transfer mine by USB cable, because what the world needs is more cables floating around, right? *lol*)

    The popcorn sounds intriguing. :o


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