|This is what my sister-in-law's looked like! Cute!|
1/4 C butter (that's half a stick)
3 T light corn syrup
1/2 C sugar
1 - 3.5oz box jello, any flavor (not sugar free)
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a jelly roll pan with foil, spray lightly with non-stick spray and set aside. Place popcorn in an extra large mixing bowl.
Place butter and syrup in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Add sugar and Jello and stir to combine. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat so it just simmers. Continue simmering for 5 minutes. You'll start off with a mixture that's thick and as it cooks the sugar will dissolve as it heats thoroughly.
After the sugar mixture simmers for 5 minutes, immediately pour over popcorn in bowl. Be careful, it will take the first layer of skin off of you if you touch it! Mix with a large spatula or wooden spoon until everything is well coated. Spread mixture onto prepared pan and spread out evenly.
Bake at 300 for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool to room temp. Then break into pieces and enjoy!
**I used microwave popcorn. It was totally convenient. I used 3 bags -- I think that was too much. You can tell by the picture that not every fluffy kernal was covered -- but don't let that fool you, it didn't stop us from chowin' down on it! I think 2 bags would be better -- actually maybe 2 & 1/2 bags. When you make it, let me know what you think!