Posted by: little sprout creations
March 30, 2011
Need an easy, yummy, impressive-looking party treat or at-home snack? Rainbow popcorn is where it’s at. Super simple recipe from Kraft, reviewed by us. You’ll notice this isn’t a “Creating with your Little Sprout” feature… Unfortunately, there isn’t much in this project that is safe for kids to help with (other than eating popcorn while you work!), but I think your kids will be thrilled to stand-by while you make this for them – and it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!
– 8 cups popped popcorn, either with an air-popper or traditional pot-popped with oil.
– 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine (we used butter)
– 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
– 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar or granulated sugar (we used granulated sugar)
– 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Gelatin (we’ve made this a few times and like raspberry best.)
1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line large jelly roll pan (baking pan with short sides) with foil or wax paper. You can also just grease the pan, but you’ll just have to do a little extra cleaning at the end.
2. Combine butter and syrup in small saucepan; cook on low heat until butter is melted. Add sugar and gelatin; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Pour immediately over popcorn mixture; toss with two wooden spoons to coat well. Spread evenly on to baking pan. As a note, I couldn’t get the candy coating to completely cover the popcorn – we always had a bit of white showing. Although it probably would look a bit nicer completely covered (perhaps by doubling the candy coating) the flavor is sweet and fruity enough that I don’t think I’d want to double it. But if you try it, let us know how it turns out!
3. Bake for 10 minutes, let cool, break into small pieces and enjoy!
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*Kraft also recommends doing a few different flavors of jello, if you’re making a large batch – just be sure to prepare them separately to keep your colors bright!