Fruity Popcorn Recipe

Fruity Popcorn
(c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 10 cups (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
541 Calories
14g Fat
88g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 cups (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 541
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 88g 32%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Protein 24g
Calcium 54mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fruity Popcorn is a popcorn treat featuring salty nuts and popcorn covered in a light, crunchy candy coating bursting with fruit flavor. The fruit flavor comes from Jell-O, so you have a wide variety of flavors to choose from when making this candy.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small package (3 oz.) fruit-flavored gelatin like Jell-O

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place the popcorn and the peanuts, if using, in a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 300 F/149 C.

  2. Combine the butter and the corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the butter melts, stir in the sugar and the gelatin and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer it for 4 minutes, then remove it from the heat.

  3. Pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir well until most of the kernels are coated. Scrape the popcorn onto the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.

  4. Bake the popcorn for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. As the popcorn cools it will harden. Break into small pieces once cool.

  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.