Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Candied popcorn flavored any flavor you wish. I have loved making these since I was 8 years old. I usually prefer any red kind of jell-o mix. This comes from "Kids’ Party Cookbook."
- 10 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) packageflavored gelatin powder, your choice
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Place popcorn in a disposable greased 17x12x2-inch pan. Keep popcorn warm in 300 oven while making syrup mixture. Butter bottom and sides of heavy 2-qt. saucepan. In the pan combine margarine, sugar, gelatin, water, and corn syrup. Cook mixture over medium heat till boiling, stirring constantly. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, till the thermometer registers 255 (hard-ball stage). Pour syrup mixture evenly over popcorn and shake gently to coat. Bake at 300 for 5 minutes. Shake once more and bake for 5 more minutes. Turn popcorn mixture onto large piece of foil. Cool. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.
This recipe seemed too watery to me. It shriveled the popcorn as soon as I poured it on. I ended up having to transfer the popcorn to a clean pan because there was just too much syrup sitting in the pan. I baked an additional 10 minutes and it did finally crisp up. And I added food coloring to deepen the colors.
Great Recipe! I didn't have a disposable pan, so I used my extra large jelly roll pan lined with tin foil and lightly sprayed with PAM. I added a little bit of vanilla extract along with orange gelatin powder and it turned out wonderful!
Sooo good! I used strawberry gelatin. My son loved it and he liked to help with the popcorn making. Thanks for a great recipe.