Introduction: Green Jello Popcorn

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I learned how to make this kind of Popcorn when I was 12 years old (45 years ago).  One day I went to my friend’s house after school.  She suggested that we make Jello popcorn.  I thought she was crazy.  Then we made it.  I was hooked.  I went home and introduced my family to Jello popcorn.  They became hooked!  I love this stuff.  Hope you love it too.  Let’s go.

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Supplies:
6 quarts popped popcorn
1 3 oz. pkg. Jello (you choose the flavor)
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
Large bowl
Sauce pan
Rubber scraper

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Preheat the oven to 200°.  Pop 6 quarts of popcorn (this would be about 1 cup of un-popped kernels).  Put the popped kernels in a paper bag and shake hard.  Remove the popped kernels from the bag, leaving the old maids behind.  Put the kernels in the big bowl.  Place the bowl of popcorn in the oven to keep it warm.

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In the sauce pan, place the sugar, corn syrup, and Jello. 

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Mix them together with the rubber scraper.  Put the pan on medium heat,

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and bring the syrup to a rolling boil.  Boil got 1 minute.  If you want your popcorn to be REALLY GREEN, add more green food coloring now.  (I didn't so you would see what it would look like without.)

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Pull the popcorn out of the oven (it will be HOT),

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and pour the Jello syrup over the popcorn and stir.

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While it is still hot, you have 3 choices, leave it in the bowl the way it is, or spread it out on wax paper, to make individual clumps, or make popcorn balls, (be sure to grease your hands if you make popcorn balls).  My family is used to it remaining in the bowl.  YUMMMMMM…

Enjoy!

Comments

sherrycayheyhey (author)2012-03-13

I saw this entered in the GREEN contest and couldn't resist checking it out. Lately I've really been into Jello because it's so versatile and can make such pretty desserts but this idea takes it into the snack realm and looks just crazy enough to work! Good luck in the contest and if I even have all these ingredients at once I'll whip up a batch and let you know how I like it.

Have you made the jello salad that has cottage cheese in it? Let me know if I need to make that for you and this challenge. Thanks for looking and commenting.

Do it!!!!! I've never had that but I have seen pictures of it before. I think there are even some with mayo. I usually don't use green Jello too much but the color is just so great that I'm going to have to start using it more.

I would love to post a few of the Jello things I make (like pretzel jello!) and then make a guide on here of Jello recipes.

Also, I think you will be surprised at how it is made. It happens to be my Hubby's favorite salad. I will run down and get some more green jello, I think I have everything else I need. Look for it before the end of the week.

Ok! Very intriguing :)

I just published it and added it to the contest. Just for you, and my Hubby who ate a double helping last night and took the rest to work this morning.

So excited to see, going to check it out right now. Wow he really does love that stuff lol.

BrittLiv (author)2012-03-14

Hi, I tried it. You can definitely enter it in the Extreme Challenge as extremely sticky (or did I do it wrong?).
I friend of mine tried it (I had to promise, that this is not one of my "little science projects") and said that she liked it. Though she said, that she liked the "cherry" taste... I used peach.

craftknowitall (author)BrittLiv2012-03-14

It is sticky, a little, maybe boil it for 2 minutes instead of 1, would help it be less sticky. It looks like the peach color to me. Thanks for trying and responding.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-03-13

Delicious! I always love a new way to make an old treat even better!

With all the jello colors and flavors you are sure to make a successful treat! Thanks for looking and commenting.

You mentioning all the colors and flavors sparked this awesome idea: RAINBOW Jello Popcorn. Think about it, let it in sink in.....awww yeah! lol

Great idea! Only you would have a TON of popcorn when you are done! that better be a BIG gathering!

True, which wouldn't really be a problem for me lol but for those wanting a little less popcorn, maybe it could be like cookie swap style where everyone makes one color and then they can be mixed.

jessyratfink (author)2012-03-13

Sounds crazy but looks good. I bet kids love this. :)

It tastes just like jello! What more can I say! Thanks for looking and commenting.

Wolf Seril (author)2012-03-12

"She suggested that we make Jello popcorn. I thought she was crazy."

History is repeating itself.

It will only be repeating itself, if you make it and let me know what you think. You don't havae to use lime jello, use your favorite flavor. Thanks for looking and for commenting.

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