Rainbow Popcorn

Bring a splash of color to your snack time with Rainbow Popcorn! This bright, fruity-flavored popcorn is perfect for movie nights, children’s parties, or whenever you need a festive treat. It’s easy to make and sure to impress with its vibrant colors and sweet, crunchy coating.


  • Popped Popcorn: 9 cups
  • Salted Butter: ½ cup
  • Granulated Sugar: ½ cup
  • Light Corn Syrup: ½ cup
  • Sea Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Jello or Flavored Gelatin: 3-ounce packet (any color)
  • Baking Soda: ½ teaspoon


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 250°F (120°C).
    • Spread the popped popcorn in a large baking dish or sheet.
  2. Make the Candy Coating:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and sea salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    • Stir in the Jello packet and let it return to a low boil. Continue cooking without stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine and Bake:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the baking soda (the mixture will foam).
    • Immediately pour the Jello mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Check if the popcorn is ready by letting a piece cool briefly; it should be dry and crisp.
  4. Cool and Serve:
    • Remove the popcorn from the oven and spread it on parchment paper to cool.
    • Break into pieces once cooled. For a full rainbow effect, repeat the process with different colors of Jello.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55-60 minutes
Total Time: About 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: Varies


  • Use different colors of Jello to make a vibrant rainbow effect. Arrange the colors side by side for a stunning presentation.
  • Ensure to stir the popcorn frequently while baking to ensure even coating and to avoid burning.
  • For extra sparkle, sprinkle edible glitter over the popcorn before it cools.

This Rainbow Popcorn not only adds a burst of color and flavor to any gathering but also serves as a delightful conversation starter. Enjoy crafting this simple yet visually stunning snack! 🍿🎉

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