Jell-O Popcorn #recipe

We recently celebrated E2’s birthday.  In total, there were a dozen little girls running around our house on a Saturday afternoon.  If you have a little girl in your world right now, chances are you are very familiar with Monster High.  Monster High is inhabited by the children of various monsters, who come together to understand and appreciate each other’s differences, all while sporting the most fashionable of clothing.

So, what does one serve at a Monster High party?  To drink, we had Harvest Cooler – figuring the funky green colour would match well with the ghoulish theme.  For decorations, I went directly to our local party supply store and picked up black, pink, and purple decorations.  There were bowl of gummy worms, Clodhoppers, and cheezies for snacks.

Draculaura's Car

For the cake, I re-imagined the Cars Lightning McQueen pan into Draculaura’s convertible with some amount of success.

Grape Jell-o and Popcorn

 

But the true piece de resistance has to be the Jell-O popcorn.  The recipe is ridiculously simple to make and results in a snack that can match almost any party theme.  I went with grape, berry blue, and strawberry.

Jell-o Simmering on Stovetop

You simply melt butter and light corn syrup together over medium heat.  Then add in some sugar and a box of Jell-O.  Let it simmer to thicken for about five minutes.

Pouring Jell-o Mixture on Popcorn

Pour it all over the popcorn and quickly stir.  Lay it out on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Different flavours of Jell-o Popcorn

Allow to cool and break into pieces.

Jell-o Popcorn on Display in Glass Bowl

I served these batches in a large glass bowl to show off the colours.  You can also allow it to cool slightly and roll the popcorn into balls – just skip the baking step.  It keeps well in a zip top bag or other air tight container, for about three days.

Course Snack
Author Kraft Foods

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsp . light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Gelatin

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and corn syrup together on stove top over medium heat.
  2. Add sugar and Jell-O and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Carefully pour Jell-O mixture over popcorn and quickly toss
  4. Spread on covered cookie sheet and bake at 300 F for 10 minutes
  5. Allow to cool, break into pieces
  6. Store in air tight container

 

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