Mar 31, 2010

{ Homemade Flavored Popcorn }

While shopping last night for Easter candy for an Easter brunch and egg hunt my girlfriend is having, I spotted what looked like the yummiest bag of cherry pink popcorn. I didn't buy it but thought it would be a fun thing to try to make at home. The colors and flavors all come from bags of flavored gelatine added to the popped corn.

Super easy and so pretty for Easter in pastels, orange and black for halloween giveaways, red & green for Christmas! Not to mention this is about as inexpensive as you can get for treats.


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2  cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package fruit flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 1/4 sheet pan or two 8x12 inch baking dishes. Generously butter a heavy 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Distribute popcorn evenly in prepared baking pans. Place in oven to keep warm.
  3. In prepared saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, corn syrup and water. Heat until it boils and then continue to boil for about 3-4 minutes or until a drop of hot mixture dropped into a cup of cold water forms a rigid ball.
  4. Pour mixture evenly over popcorn and stir until coated. Return popcorn to oven and bake 5 minutes; stir, then bake another 5 minutes. 
  5. Turn popcorn out onto a large piece of foil. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then form into balls. Or let cool completely and break into clusters. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.


~ Regan said...

Great idea~ I have never heard of this! I can't believe how vibrant the colors are!

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea for an easter party I'm having, thanks!

Kat Curlee said...

Can you use Kool-Aid?

The Urban Un-Martha said...

I think you can use any strong concentrated powder drink. I used a kool-aid type one time and you just have to test out on a few pieces. the flavor is so great all together and looks really pretty for easter! Maybe I will try it for my church function coming up?