Rainbow Popcorn

Rainbow Popcorn

Yield: 8 cups

  • 2 quarts
  • (8 cups) popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg. (3 ounces) gelatin dessert powder, any flavor
  • Sugar sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 250º F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside.
  3. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray (to reduce sticking) and place popcorn inside; set aside. Heat butter, corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to blend.
  4. When butter is melted, stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Immediately pour hot mixture over popcorn and stir to coat completely. Spread onto prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, if desired.
  7. Bake 12 minutes; cool in pan.
  8. Break into small pieces to serve. 

To store: place in an airtight container.