Green Jello Popcorn

About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.

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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Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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.)

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

and pour the Jello syrup over the popcorn and stir.

Step 8:

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…


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    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.

    6 replies

    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.

    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.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    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.

    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

    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.

    Wolf Seril

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

    History is repeating itself.

    1 reply

    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.