This is very reminiscent of traditional caramel corn – but more fun with all of the colors and flavors! You don’t even need a candy thermometer for this recipe! It’s so easy!
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Hi friends! I have teamed up with Krista from A Handful of Everything and several other fabulous bloggers to bring you 12 Days of Bloggy Christmas! Y’all are in for a serious treat – we’re sharing some pretty awesome stuff! Today is the last day of the series, and I hope you have enjoyed it!
Hi y’all! I’m Jamie – the blogger behind Love Bakes Good Cakes. I am excited to be joining Krista and the other wonderful ladies she’s rounded-up to bring you 12 Days of Bloggy Christmas!
Is it just me or does this time of the year seem incredibly busy?! Sometimes I feel like a dog chasing his tail – I just can’t catch up! I know for us, we will be keeping our holiday festivities a little more simple this year. I really wanted to share something that was easy and economical – because I believe there are a whole lot of people with the same thoughts as us.
There were a few different ideas of what to share and I finally settled on Jello Popcorn. Some of y’all may be familiar with it – some of you may have never had it! If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive gift idea …. or if you need a fun snack idea, this Jello Popcorn could be your solution!
It’s easy to change the colors to suit whatever holiday or occasion – Red and blue for the 4th of July … or orange and purple for Halloween. Maybe some pastels for Easter? Or you could just use your favorite flavor! Peach popcorn, anyone?! You can keep it all one color – or mix ’em up!
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This is very reminiscent of traditional caramel corn - but more fun with all of the colors and flavors! You don't even need a candy thermometer for this recipe! It's so easy!
- 8 cups popcorn, popped
- 4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) butter
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 package (3 oz.) your favorite Jello flavor (I used Cherry and Lime)
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with waxed paper. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, cook the butter and corn syrup until the butter is melted. Add the sugar and Jello. Stir until the Jello is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Immediately pour the Jello mixture over the popcorn; toss to coat well. Spread into the prepared pan and use 2 forks to spread the mixture out as evenly as you can.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Cool.
- Remove from the pan and break into small pieces.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
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Originally published on December 13, 2013. Updated on April 24, 2021.
yummy! I hope you will share at my Thursday favorite Things hop ( you can still link up) xo
This popcorn looks so yummy and colorful! Can't wait to try them out!
Have you ever made this into popcorn balls? Just wondering if ingredient amounts would need to be changed & would popcorn balls need to be baked also?
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Hi Carol! I have never tried to make these into popcorn balls. I'm sure it is possible, although it may be possible you would have to play with the ingredient amounts a bit. I'm also not sure about the baking since I've never tried altering this recipe for that …… The baking will harden the sugars a bit, so it may not be advisable if you want a softer ball. I hope that helps 🙂 If you try to make these into popcorn balls, I would love to hear what you did and how they turned out 🙂
Diana - FreeStyleMama
So pretty & fun! Thanks for linking up!
It's so colorful! I think this would be a fun and sweet treat for my kiddos. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Dear Jamie, This is a wonderfully festive treat for the parties. I love this idea. Have a wonderful and merry Christmas. Blessings,Catherine
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Thank you for sharing this great recipe at The Pin Junkie! It was featured in this week’s holiday dessert roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-dessert-recipes.html Please stop by to grab a featured button and be sure to join the party tonight at 7:00 MST to share your best projects and another chance to be featured on The Pin Junkie! Wishing you very happy holidays!
This is so fun! I'd love to try it at different holidays as well. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.