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Rainbow Popcorn

Rainbow PopcornChoose your favorite flavor of gelatin to make this candied popcorn treat. For a more festive look, add colored candy sprinkles.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 quarts (8 cups) popped popcorn
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (3-ounce) package gelatin, any flavor
Colored candy sprinkles (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside.
  3. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray (to reduce sticking) and place popcorn inside; set aside.
  4. Heat butter, corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to blend.
  5. When butter is melted, stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Immediately pour hot mixture over popcorn and stir to coat completely.
  8. Spread onto prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, if desired.
  9. Bake 12 minutes; cool in pan.
  10. Break into small pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 8 (1 cup) servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.