Candy Popcorn

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An easy candy popcorn recipe made with different flavors of Jello, sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Make with your choice of Jello colors for a sweet treat.

Candy Popcorn Recipe

We love making different flavors of popcorn.

We have shared recipes for unicorn popcorn, cake batter popcorn, sundae popcorn, and are now excited to share this fun Jello candied popcorn recipe.

Jello Popcorn

Candy Popcorn Recipe

Bight and colorful Jello flavored popcorn is easy to make using just a few simple ingredients.

You will need:

  • Popcorn: popped popcorn
  • Butter
  • Sugar: Regular granulated white sugar.
  • Corn syrup: Clear corn syrup is best as it will not darken the colors.
  • Jello: Use regular Jell-O (not sugar-free). We used red, purple, and yellow but you can use any flavors you desire.
  • Food coloring: Optional, but helpful it would like to brighten the colors.

How to Make Candied Jello Popcorn

View the step-by-step photos and instructions below or check out my jello popcorn story.

popped popcorn on lined baking sheet

  1. First, spread 1/3 of the popcorn onto a lined baking sheet.

butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a pot

  1. Next, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and Jello in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 3-4 minutes.
    Note: If the mixture is too thick you can add up to 1 Tbsp of water to help thin it out. Stir in a few drops of food coloring to enhance the color, if desired. 

Yellow Popcorn on lined baking sheet

  1. Pour Jello candy mixture over popcorn. Toss to coat.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes, turning candy popcorn over halfway through.

Purple Candied Popcorn

  1. Repeat with each additional flavor of Jello.
  2. Once the popcorn is cooled, remove from pan and break apart. Add all flavors of candy coated popcorn to a large bowl and enjoy!

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

I hope that you enjoy this easy candy popcorn recipe!

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Jello Popcorn
4.47 from 66 votes

Candy Popcorn

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
An easy candy popcorn recipe made with different flavors of Jello, sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Make with your choice of Jello colors for a sweet treat.


  • 9 cups popped popcorn divided
  • 2-3 Tablespoons each: red Jello purple Jello, yellow Jello
  • 3 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 9 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 Tablespoons white corn syrup divided
  • up to 3 Tbsp water as needed
  • Food dye optional


  • Preheat oven to 300 F. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners and spread 3 cups of popcorn out in an even layer on each. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine one color Jello mix with 1 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp butter, and 1 Tbsp corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, adding water as needed if the mixture appears too think. You can mix in a few drops of food coloring if desired to make the colors brighter.
  • Boil candy mixture for 3-4 minutes then pour the candy mixture over one cookie sheet of popcorn. Toss to coat.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, tossing the popcorn once halfway through. Allow popcorn to cool before removing from the baking sheet and breaking apart.
  • Repeat step 1-4 with each color of Jello.
  • Once all the popcorn is candied, combine all flavors in a bowl and toss gently to mix.


Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Jello Popcorn

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