Popcorn is always a great treat for parties and get-togethers; it's generally safe from an allergy standpoint, and we use an air popper at home, so it's a pretty healthy option as well! Not wanting to leave it too healthy, of course, I wanted to party up some popcorn for game six of the World Series! (Go Giants!)
What better than to make a popcorn snack in my favorite team's colors?!?! The black was easy; I picked up some black candy melts, melted them down and coated some fresh popcorn. (Candy melts are available at Michael's or Joann, if you don't have time to order them from Amazon!) I filled a large mixing bowl with a couple of handfuls of plain popcorn, and then drizzled the melts over top. Using a wooden spoon, I mixed until coated. (Don't use your hands! Those melts are HOT! Voice of experience here, BTW)
Turn the coated popcorn out onto aluminum foil to cool and set.
The orange popcorn takes a little more work…
Choose a Jell-O flavor that coordinates with the color you want; I did orange, of course.
In a small saucepan, combine the following:
- 3 oz. box of Jell-O in chosen flavor
- 1/2 C. white sugar
- 3 T. light corn syrup
- 4 T. butter
Heat until everything is blended together; it will seem slightly grainy, but don't worry.
Working in small batches, put plain popcorn in a mixing bowl, and drizzle the (molten!) Jell-O mixture over the popcorn, then mix with a spoon to coat. Be sure to put the remaining mixture in the saucepan back on the heat; it starts setting up QUICK!
Once coated, spread the popcorn in one layer on a greased or foil-lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 250 for about 15 minutes to set coating; let popcorn cool, then break pieces apart.
I used a large gallon zip bag to get a good mix of both colors, and to store it overnight, but it's entirely possible it won't last that long!
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