We love popcorn and until today I would have had to say that our favorite was the White Chocolate Popcorn but I am not so sure now…
Candied Popcorn is just too cute and easy to make. I love that you can make it in any flavor or color that you can find jello powder – and we all know that jello comes in a ton of flavors!
Give this recipe a try the next time you are making popcorn for a party or an event. We used Strawberry and S’Lime for this batch.
1 bag of popped microwave popcorn- full size not snack
3 Tablespoons Light Corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
3 oz box of Jello
1/2 cup sugar
Pop popcorn and pour in large bowl to cool – pick out remaining kernels
Combine butter and corn syrup in a saucepan and heat over medium high
Once hot and bubbly, stir in the jello and sugar
Stir continuously until mixture starts to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
Drizzle the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat
Spread popcorn on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil
Bake at 300 for 10 minutes
Completely cool before breaking popcorn apart and storing in airtight containers or bags
Family Votes: The strawberry had the best flavor but the S’Lime had the best consistency. Not sure if that was user error (differences in chefs) but we will be trying other flavors for the upcoming holidays.
Shirley Emitt says
The girls want to make, they look yummy.
Cheryl Everitt says
Thank you for sharing. My girls will be elated!
This sounds good. I’d love to have strawberry, and I’ve been gathering up recipes and ideas for everything pink for a birthday party. This would be a good addition! esp in cute containers, pink natch!
Sherry Compton says
This looks easy to make and so many occasions you could use it for. Changing up the colors works for holidays or sports teams. It’s caramel popcorn day but candied popcorn is good, too.
Linda Manns Linneman says
This sounds so good. This is a treat my whole family would love. Thank you so much for sharing
That does sound good. I love white chocolate. I’ll try that first.
Karen Glatt says
I have not make Candied Popcorn in years. My Mom made it all the time when I was growing up. I want to make the colorful popcorn for my niece and nephew!!
June S. says
(Candied Popcorn) When I was a child my father use to make us kids popcorn balls to eat every now and then. It was such a treat to us whenever he made those for us.
Ashley Mains says
What a great idea! Kiddos will love it!
Edna Williams says
I will absolutely try this! Thanks for sharing!
Hannah C says
I love this idea. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Judy Metcalf says
I will definitely try this recipe. It sounds very delicious, Thanks for sharing
This stuff is wonderful! I have made it with my sisters and we LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!
Sylvia Ortiz says
What a great way to make a popcorn snack for my grandsons – I know they will absolutely love it! Thanks for the recipe share! 🙂
Jennifer Speed says
This seems like a fun and easy recipe. I would really love to try it in strawberry and watermelon.
I made 4 batches last night for an office party.
Lime, orange, grape, and strawberry!
Next up? Mixing/drizzle two flavors into one batch, like the orange and lime. Two tastes in one bite.
Love the candied popcorn
Michelle Tucker says
I love this type of popcorn. I made some for halloween last year and used orange. I made popcorn balls, they were a hit.
Ari T. says
I’ve never made candied popcorn with different colors so I didn’t even think of Jello being the perfect ingredient to add flavor and color! Now I’m imagining the many flavor and color combinations possible! Thanks for the recipe; I will definitely have to make this for Halloween!
Brandi Dawn says
Oh yummy! What a great idea! You can coordinate the colors with so many occasions too. Love it.
rebeka deleon says
i think my kids would love this! i would like to do it in christmas colors and hang them on a string. it would be fun to let them do it.
Jessica Greenleaf says
This sounds great to eat! I can’t wait to see if my kiddos like as well!
Rebecca Parsons says
These are great and really good too if you add m&m’s
Jo Rebmann says
Thank you for posting this ! I am going to have to try this with my kiddos!
Deborah D says
I love popcorn as well. I am going to try this recipe. Thank you.
I’ve never tried to make candied popcorn, but this looks like a super simple recipe to work with and would be a nice treat to try to make. Thank you for sharing it!