Jello Popcorn

Popcorn Flavored with Jell-o | The Baking Beauties

What a crazy few weeks we’ve had at our house! Between Christmas & now we’ve had everyone home from school/work, everyone getting back into routine, nieces & nephew here for sleepovers, beyond cold temps (was -37 degrees C this morning), colds & sore throats, and a very quick trip to IL and back (about 800 miles from here). So, with ALL of that behind me now, I thought I’d take a few minutes and give you all a new recipe to try out.

Jello Popcorn. I got this recipe from my friend Cynthia back in Jr. High. We’ve been making it every Christmas since, but it can be made year round. This popcorn actually reminds me of the fruit flavoured popcorns they sell at Kernels in the malls. You can make a variety of different colour & flavour combination by making multiple batches and varying the flavour of Jello that you use.

Jello Popcorn
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small package Jello (flavoured gelatin mix)
  • 9 cups popped popcorn
  1. Combine honey & margarine in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted.
  2. Add sugar & Jello powder. Stir. Put in microwave and cook until it comes to a rolling boil (doubles in size).
  3. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Stir to coat.
  4. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 1/2 hour, stirring every 10 minutes.
  5. Cool & break apart. Store in airtight container.



  1. Clumbsy Cookie says

    Wow they’re really cool, with the bright colors! I bet the kids go crazy over them. I can’t believe you have such cold weather! I would be freezing and unable to do anything! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  2. charlotte says

    i just love popping in from MGCC and see that you love to experiment in the kitchen just like we do and i have learned alot from your site. i often have a bunch of young people at our home and look for snacky type things that are just a little differant than the same old. this popcorn would certainly qualify for that. i must give it a try soon. i am just not to eager to have the big youth over just yet but i know the day is coming…..;-).
    i will definately be back!

  3. Kerri says

    Oh my gosh, great idea! The kids will love it. Weather has been crazy cold here too.. I LIVE for winter, but it’s been too cold to take the boys out. So we’ve been caged animals for the past couple of days.. guess we’ll have to make us some popcorn 😉

    Happy New Year!

  4. H.Peter says

    Interesting. I do not like jello so much, but I have to say it may be worth a try for my daughter.

    I love the color aspect of the idea. It keeps me thinking.

  5. Carol VR says

    I just recently made this recipe over the weekend and have since posted it tonight.

    Thanx again for the great recipe!!!

  6. Jeanine says

    Carol VR, thanks for letting me know that you posted this recipe! I agree…step aside, Kernels, we can make it ourselves now! :)

  7. maurerb says

    I stumbled upon this recipe last week. I have made it 6 times since then!! I made 5 batches of orange and put it in carrot shaped bags as treats for my kids classes. I did make one big change in that I make the whole recipe in the microwave. After I pour the cooked syrup over the popcorn I put the bowl in the microwave and cook for 1 1/2 min. stir and cook for an additional 1 1/2 min. Then spread out on sprayed foil to cool. It doesn't get any easier and it only takes me 20 minutes to make one batch. I will add that I have a 900 w microwave so you may need to adjust the times based on your microwave's power. Thanks for posting a GREAT recipe!!

  8. Jeanine says

    What a great idea for spring treats! wish you'd posted this earlier, it would have been perfect to send to my daughter's class for this afternoon. they are having a movie afternoon, and after today…SPRING BREAK!! Wonderful idea though, I'll have to try to remember that for next year. :) Glad that it worked to do it completely in the microwave too, that's awesome!

  9. Tasty Eats At Home says

    You know, I have never seen anything like this before? It looks awesome! I can only imagine how much of a hit it'd be with kids. Great gift idea. Thanks for linking up for GF Holiday.

  10. Kristin says

    I want to try this soon for a St.Patty's day kids party and I am wondering if I could use butter instead of margarine? Thanks, looks good!

  11. chris says

    I am going to make this for my daughter to take to her kindergarten class. She has snack day on Thursday before Good Friday and I wanted something "Easter-y". Then I remembered this recipe! I know the kids will love it!!! Just wondering how many batches to make for 24 kids? Any idea?

  12. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says

    @chris, this would be perfect for the Kindergarten class! I think 2 batches would be enough for the class, but I'd probably make 3 just to ensure it, and having some left over isn't a bad thing. 😉

  13. Karla says

    What a great idea! Do you have to bake it on a greased cookie sheet or can you just use parchment paper? Can you make these into popcorn balls?

  14. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says

    @Karla, I've never tried making popcorn balls from these. I think it may work, you just might want to lower the temp a little, since you can't stir them up when they are baking.
    I just use parchment paper on my baking sheet, nothing sticks to that. :)

  15. chris says

    I ended up making 4 batches-one each of watermelon, grape, berry blue and orange and then mixed them all together when they were cooled. I sent in a one cup bag for each kid and it was all gone! They really liked it and I'll make it again sometime….just for us :)

  16. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says

    @chris, Chris I bet they loved it! From your inspiration, I ended up making it for my son's K class, as well as my daughter's grade 3 class. 5 batches later, I was done. Kinda tired of seeing it after that, and the smell of Jello has just now left my microwave. lol Thanks for the idea!


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