Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jello Popcorn

My best friend made this popcorn for her daughter's birthday party. It was so yummy I wanted to try and make it for our Teacher Appreciation Treat Day.

I know that the name of the treat will cause you to raise your eyebrows. But; please don't judge this treat till you taste it.

The jello makes a crunchy candy coating to the popcorn. You get this sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy experience. The cool thing, you can change the flavor of jello to fit your theme. That makes this popcorn perfect for any party!

I have made caramel corn before. It requires a candy thermometer and super high temps. This jello popcorn does not involve any of that fuss.

Get creative and throw in some mix-in's. My MIL {Mother-in-Law) suggested cashews would be perfect. I think she might be onto something. I am absolutely going to try that the next time!

8 cups popped popcorn, I used the microwave kind.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 small package of gelatin

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and then spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.

Pop the popcorn in the microwave. I sorted through the popped popcorn and removed any unpopped kernels.I then put the popcorn in a papersack.

Cook butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and gelatin and stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour the gelatin mixture over the popcorn in the sack. Shake the sack, coating all of the popcorn. Pour the covered popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir, continuing to coat the popcorn. {The mixture will be super sticky. The oven heat will help make it workable.} Bake another 5-7 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Cool. Pour into a bowl and break into bite-sized pieces.

1 comment:

  1. No way, Jose. This sounds pretty cool and I am almost 100% positive that my boys would love it.