Friday, February 18, 2011

Rainbow Popcorn

I first made this back at the Jello recipe swap... where we learned that there is a thing as too much jello. Since then it's been a staple favorite and not hard to make.

8 cups of popped popcorn
1/4 cup. butter or margarine
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar or granulated sugar (I found the light works best. It keeps the colour bright.)
1 package (4 serving size) Jello Brand Gelatin, any flavor

Place popcorn in large bowl. Heat butter and syrup in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar and gelatin; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Pour syrup immediately over popcorn, tossing to coat well.

(Note: When pouring the syrup, do it a little at a time then toss or else some pieces will be coated more than others.)

Spread popcorn over aluminum foil cookie sheet, using two forks to spread evenly. Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool. Remove from pan and break into small pieces.

You make each colour separately.

1 comment:

  1. I made one batch of lemon and one batch of lime for Earnhardt popcorn! FYI for those who use hot air poppers (like me), If you like it sweet, It took 2 batches for each colour, less sweet use 3 batches of popped corn! It burns if you set the oven too high too!