Jello Popcorn

Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!

Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!

So, I’ve shown you Peanut Butter Popcorn, Cherry Cotton Candy Popcorn and Chocolate Popcorn.
Now it’s time for Jello Popcorn!

Jello, I love the colors Jello comes in. So bright, so cheerful, so fun.

And I was thrilled with my Jello Swirled Cupcakes and Jello Buttercream Frosting.

So why not add it to candied popcorn.

It wasn’t hard to find a recipe. Apparently it’s been around forever. Nana Jones Has been making it for over 45 years. More recently I found recipes from The Black PeppercornOur Best BitesKraft Recipes and The Baking Beauties.

All these sites say how wonderful it is. And they’re right. Hubby’s comment was “this is really sweet and addicting.”  Plus, you can use any flavor you want so the possibilities are endless.

Jello Popcorn
adapted from everyone mentioned above

Jello Popcorn


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated or brown) *
  • 1/3 cup Light corn syrup
  • 1 box (4 serving) Jello of your choice**


  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place popcorn in a Large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter with sugar and Corn Syrup in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add in Jello mix.
  5. Bring to a bowl over medium heat stirring occasionally. Once boiling, continue to boil for 4-5 minutes, If using a candy thermometer, you're going for the soft ball stage, 240 degrees.
  6. Pour syrup over pop corn and toss to coat.
  7. Spread out on cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.


*I did the raspberry batch with brown sugar and the Berry Blue with white sugar and another with brown sugar. They tasted the same. **The Berry Blue Jello was a beautiful blue color in both batches until baked then it turned green. Choose you color accordingly. The Raspberry stayed a wonderful bright red.

Pour syrup over pop corn and toss to coat.

Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!
Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!
Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!

Spread out on cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Jello Popcorn, the color and flavor possibilities are endless!

Remove from oven and let cool completely.

A note on the temperature, for the red Jello batch, I baked at 250 degrees,  The red stayed pretty true to color just darker. For my first batch of blue it was also at 250 and turned my popcorn from a beautiful blue to a Grinch Green. So I’ve lowered the temperature, the blue still turns green but now it’s a pretty green.

Like popcorn, check out these other yummy ways to make it!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Chocolate popcorn
Candied Popcorn
Cotton Candy Popcorn

I’ll be linking up at some of these great parties!

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  1. I love this. I can’t decide which of your delicious popcorns isy fav but this is a close runner for first!

  2. Great recipe! I am going to try green for my grandson’s 1st birthday party – Sweet Pea theme!

  3. I can’t wait to try this w/ my son! He will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  4. Wow, I’ve never heard of so many ways to cover popcorn! I have to go back and look at your other recipes. If you’re looking for another place to share your culinary ideas, head on over to Etcetorize ( Party starts later tonight, would love to see you there~

  5. Oh my gosh!!! All of these popcorn recipes look absolutely incredible, Joan and I can’t wait to try them! Who knew popcorn could be so versatile!
    Enjoy your Sunday, my dear! I’ll be responding to your e-mail in just a bit.

  6. This looks awesome. I hope to try this recipe out soon. Pinning it right away. Megan

  7. Way Cool! We will have to try this in our household for movie nights! Thanks!

  8. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!


  9. Just saw this on Manic Monday! Looks awesome!!! Will need to try!

  10. I’ve been searching for some creative ways to have popcorn with my daughter. She loves it in any fashion. This is great! I’d love for you to link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday tomorrow on Cornerstone Confessions.

    Stopping over from Serendipity and Spice.


  11. I love how bright red this popcorn is – it would be great for little Valentine’s Day or Christmas gifts!

  12. I can’t wait to surprise my kids with this!

  13. SO fun!! Love the color and that you can change up the flavors!! Thanks for sharing this at the {what’s shakin’ link party}!!

  14. Perfect summertime snack! Yummy! Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff” Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  15. Wow.. U use thermometer .. Never seen any people put thermoter in their meal.

  16. This was great, was looking for a recipe that was similar to the peach popcorn my mom made for us as kids. My son and I made Black Cherry for our first batch. We are going to make Rainbow today… a batch each of Cherry, peach, lemon, grape and found a new flavor Melon fusion. It’ll be a lot of popcorn, but there are lot of kids in the neighborhood that will help to devour it.

  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I remember being a kid and my frirnds mom made this and she did the popcorn balls….I always wanted to make it!

  18. Do you have a recipe for white chocolate popcorn? I can’t eat regular chocolate an I have found that white chocolate has just not melted the same for fondu and burns more easily.

  19. If you don’t bake it, it makes a great popcorn ball….I have made them for about 30 years and my kids loved it when I made them for class treats or birthday parties!

  20. Hi, I’m just stopping by to let you know that I tried your recipe, and it came out FABULOUS!!! Thank you, for sharing. It really helped me in a pinch. It came out so good I blogged about it, but I have linked back to you if that is ok.

  21. Christianne says:

    Hi!! I’m loving this idea and so excited to try it! Thanks for posting! Just to clarify, b/c I’m not the smartest, you are talking about gelatin, right? NOT the pudding mix?? LOL

  22. Any tips for getting a finished product that ends up blue after baking? Thanks!

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