I wanted to make rainbow popcorn for my daughters bday party so I printed out 2 diff recipes to try. This one was perfect!! Except I added 1 tablespoon of water as my first batch seemed too thick to cover evenly, I didn't use peanuts, and I baked 5 extra minutes after turning a bit after the first 10 minutes. My 2 yr old was helping me to break it up and was eating more than she was putting into the container!! I know it's gonna be a huge hit at the party!!
Oh and I should add something...I made 7 batches of this popcorn this morning (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and 2 failed batches) and after the first 5, I figured out a MUST DO step for the crispiest popcorn. After you bake 10 minutes, Definitely stir, turning over the popcorn and try to spread it as one-layer as possible, then bake 5 more minutes. Another great thing I learned...I wanted yellow but didn't want lemon or pineapple flavor, so instead of jello, I added 1/2 cup white sugar and several drops of food color. It came out the crispiest, perfectly candied of all!! I am going to try this with brown sugar and a tablespoon of vanilla to make caramel popcorn.
Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so good. I and my kids love it. I followed mamavelelka's advice and cooked it an extra 5 min and it was perfect. not chewy at all. This is definitely a keeper. I think this will make some really cute and easy gifts.
This was fun and easy! My daughter made this for a fellowship at our pastor's house. We used strawberry jello, but would be great with any type. Thank you!
I won't star this because I'm not completely sure it's the recipe I remember eating as a kid, but it sounds like it. Cherry is very good! I remember liking lime, too. :) This kind of recipe is really cool for holiday times too, or almost any color-themed party. I will save this and hope to try later. Thanks Marg. :)
What a fun recipe - I love that you can make all different colors! I used cherry flavored jello and salted peanuts and it was a great tasting sweet / salty combination. Next time I may use less popcorn because it was a little hard to cover all the popcorn with the coating mixture before it started to cool. Great, easy recipe - I will be using this for all the holiday parties! Thanks!!!
I made this for our 4th of July weekend bash. It went over big! I made wild strawberry (red) jello and berry blue. Everyone got a kick out of it and it tasted great too. Found myself printing the recipe to share. Thanks! I will make this again!
When my grandkds come to visit,I stop everything I have going,and we cook or bake or do something fun together,(I call this making memories) and so we made rainbow popcorn this time,it was far easier than making popcorn balls,and the kids loved making it,and eating it,We had a wonderful time doing this,thank you so much. Darlene