Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jello Flavored Popcorn

In continuing with my carnival party theme, we made some flavored popcorn.  At first,  we had hoped to get a popcorn machine to have at the party,  but that didn't work out.  Probably just as well since we really didn't have anyone to run it and hand out the popcorn.  This worked out pretty well and the popcorn was delicious.  The blue was berry blast, the pink was watermelon, and the red was strawberry.  I think we had around 40 containers of the popcorn and this was all that was left!

To make the popcorn you need:
       10 cups popped popcorn
        1 3oz package fruit flavored jello mix
        1/2 cup butter
        3/4 cup sugar
        1 tbsp corn syrup
        3 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Grease a 1/4 sheet pan or 2 8X12 inch baking dishes.  Generously butter a heavy 2 quart saucepan.

Spread the popcorn out evenly on the greased baking dish.

In the prepared suacepan, combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup, water, and jello mix.  Stirring constantly,  bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes.

Pour mixture over the popcorn and stir until coated.  Place popcorn in oven and bake 5 minutes; stir then bake 5 minutes more.  You will need to watch this step carefully as oven temps vary.  When this burns,  it turns a nasty brown/black shade and does not look very appetizing!!

Once done,  pour popcorn out onto large piece of foil to cool,  then break up into clusters, and serve.

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