How To Make Gourmet Popcorn

Easy to Make Flavored Gourmet Popcorn


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 oz) package fruit flavored gelatin mix – I use regular Jello (not sugar-free)
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • additional flavoring and color if desired


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Generously butter a large saucepan or roasting pan and spread popped popcorn throughout pan. In saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, corn syrup and water.

Bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.  Add 1/4 tsp of baking soda and any additional flavoring or colors.
Mixture will become frothy at first. Stir quickly to prevent excess cooling.
Pour mixture evenly over popcorn, then fold into popcorn until coated.
Bake popcorn in the oven for 30 minutes at 250 degrees, stirring every 10 minutes. This will dry the coating and make the popcorn crispy.  For chewier popcorn, only bake for a few minutes to help dry the coating.
Make gourmet popcorn in several different colors for a more festive look when serving.  Because the candy coating needs to be hot when poured over the popcorn, it doesn’t work well to make a huge batch and then divide it up into different flavors/colors because it will cool too much.  You should plan to make separate batches for each gelatin flavor.

Serve in cute dishes or popcorn boxes.
Mix several flavors together in small bags for party favors, fun snacks or Halloween treats.
Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.




  1. This is SO cool!! Thanks for sharing how you make it! I’m going to try this out with my family sometime (:

  2. That is so cool!!!

  3. Looks yummy…and actually not too difficult to do. Pinned it so me and the kiddo can do this soon!

  4. Crystal @ Surviving a Teacher's Salary says:

    Wow I would have never thought of using gelatin!!

  5. Holy moly… This is awesome and yummy all wrapped in one! So awesome!

  6. these look yummy!

  7. Looks delicious!

  8. Flavored Gourmet Popcorn is very simple & easy to make. This is something different to try out. Thanks for sharing.

  9. YUM! That looks amazing!

  10. GIRL!!! this recipe is the bee’s knees! I wanted to do some blue and red popcorn for my son’s mario kart party. i was not trying to pay all that $ for gourmet popcorn. I did a test run with lime jello because i had 1/2 box i needed to use up. i was just trying to see if i could do this…when i tell you the popcorn was delicious,….even though my son’s bday is not til next month, i am making another “tester” as i type this. thanks!!!!!!!!!

  11. Mary Dailey says:

    Perfect for gift giving. I know I can do this! Thank you!

  12. Oh my yum! This looks absolutely amazing. I’m totally trying this for our next family movie night. The kids will love the different colors and flavors.

  13. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I love this idea!!!  Looks really easy and fun to make, and I bet it tastes really good!  I would love to try to make some for Halloween for my nieces and nephews!  So fun!

  14. Elizabeth Crabtree says:

    I had to share this!!! Here is my pin:

    Would love to win the gift card!

  15. Where do you get the flavored syrups from?? I see in the picture there is Key Lime and Coconut, I would love to get these two together!! Thanks!


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