Jell-O & Kool-Aid Popcorn

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Pineapple Jell-O Popcorn

Microwave Popcorn Recipe

*12 cups of Air Popped Popcorn and put in large bowl

In a medium glass bowl add the following to make the Jell-O Coating:

*1  (3) ounce box Jell-O or 1/2 of large box, flavor of your choice
*1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
*1 cube of butter (1/2 cup), melted

Place the glass bowl of Jell-O Coating ingredients in the microwave. Microwave for one minute take out and stir. Repeat this in 30 second increments until it is very bubbly. If you want a dryer popcorn coating microwave 1 to 2 more increments of 30 seconds, just be careful not to burn the Jell-O Coating. Every microwave is different so adjust time accordingly.

*Add 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda to the hot bubbling Jell-O Coating this will make it light and foamy, now add to the warm popcorn.

Place Air Popped Pop Corn in greased large glass bowl.

Note: If you have trouble mixing coating over the popcorn, microwave popcorn with Jell-O coating for about 30 seconds this will help in stirring in the Jell-O Coating. (I didn’t need to do this step.)

Tip: Now take the Jell-O Coating, stirring it in 1/3 of it at a time onto the popcorn, trying not to have big globs in one spot, mixing with a wood spoon until all popcorn is coated.

Put Coated hot Jell-O popcorn on cookie sheet with Parchment Paper or Silpat baking sheet liner to cool and dry. (If you still want the coated popcorn to be even crunchier, bake in pre-heated oven at 225*F. for 10-20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, being careful not to burn Jell-O coating.)

Also see Jars of Jell-O Popcorn

Recipe adapted from Bee in Our Bonnet

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Kool-Aid Popcorn

*2 cups Sugar
*1 cup Light Corn Syrup
*2/3 cup Butter

*2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
*1 teaspoon Baking Soda

*6 quarts popped Popcorn

In a Stock pot or sauce pot, add all ingredients except Kool-Aid and Baking Soda. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Stir in Kool-Aid and Baking Soda and it should foam up. Pour over popped Corn.

Using two half baking sheets lined with Silpats, place 1/2 of the popcorn mixture on each baking Sheet. This is really sticky and goes hard so use some kind of oven proof baking sheet liners. Bake the coated popcorn at 225* F. for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how crunchy you want the popcorn to be. Remove from oven and break up coated popcorn as soon as you can handle it without getting burned.

Recipe adapted from Recipe-Greeting-Cards

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Have a good Day!

Lindy

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