Jell-O Popcorn

Candied Jell-O popcorn recipe. You can use any flavor of Jell-O! Repin to save.

You have probably seen popcorn like this at a candy store. And if you’re like me, you wondered “how do they make that?” Well now I know, and I’m sharing it with you!

Jell-O popcorn is very easy to make. You start out by making a sugary syrup containing a package of Jell-O, then you pour it over the popped popcorn and bake for 10 minutes.

The end result is a super flavorful, candied, crunchy popcorn. It’s super addictive!

Any flavor of Jell-O will work for this recipe. I tried four different flavors (cranberry, peach, apricot, and lime) and cranberry was my favorite. (A word of caution: Skip the lime!)

Candied Jell-O popcorn recipe. You can use any flavor of Jell-O (this one is cranberry) Repin to save.

Serving Suggestions

This popcorn is great on its own. But here are some additional ways to enjoy it:

  • Holiday events – Orange Jell-O for Halloween, cranberry Jell-O for Christmas, etc.
  • Baby showers – Choose a Jell-O flavor appropriate for your baby shower theme
  • Party favors – Make small packages of Jell-O popcorn for baby showers, bridal showers, kids’ birthday parties, etc.

If you haven’t heard, popcorn is one of the cheapest snacks out there. Check out these additional budget-friendly popcorn recipes on my blog:

Yield: 8 cups

Candied Jell-O Popcorn Recipe

To save money, pop your own popcorn in oil instead of using bagged popcorn.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 3-ounce package Jell-O (any flavor)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Grease a cookie sheet with butter or cooking spray. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Place butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and Jell-O in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until simmering. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour Jell-O over popcorn and toss to coat.
  3. Pour popcorn onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before breaking into pieces.

One Response to “Jell-O Popcorn”

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    violet — October 26, 2014 @ 5:41 am

    That is honestly the best popcorn I have ever tasted. My favorite was the cranberry jelllo-tart but sweet. Yum!

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