*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            PINA COLADA POPCORN
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       c            Popped popcorn
    2       tb           Butter or margarine
      1/3   c            Light corn syrup
      1/4   c            Instant coconut cream puddin
      3/4   ts           Rum extract
      1/2   c            Diced dried or candied pinap
      1/2   c            Coconut*
   *To toast coconut, spread coconut in a thin layer on a
   shallow baking pan.  Bake in a 250 degree oven for 6
   to 7 minutes or till light brown, stirring often.
   Remove all unpopped kernels from popcorn.  Place
   popped popcorn in a buttered 17x12x2-inch baking pan.
   Keep the popcorn warm in a 300 degree oven while
   making the coating. In a small saucepan melt the
   butter or margarine.  Remove saucepan from heat.  Stir
   in the corn syrup, pudding mix, and rum extract.
   Remove popcorn from oven.  Pour the syrup mixture over
   the popcorn.  With a large spoon, gently toss the
   popcorn with the syrup to coat. Bake popcorn,
   uncovered, in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes.
   Remove popcorn from oven and stir in the dried
   pineapple and the coconut.  Bake the popcorn mixture,
   uncovered, 5 minutes more.  Turn the mixture onto a
   large piece of foil.  Cool the mixture completely.
   Serve popcorn immediately or store, tightly covered,
   in a cool, dry place.  Makes about 16 (1/2 cup)
   servings. Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving:
   73 cal., 3g fat, 4mg chol., 1g pro., 12g carbo., 0g
   fiber, and 40mg sodium.
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