This was the first recipe I ever had published, back when I was in elementary school! I used to make this for bake sales in my front yard, as gifts, and whatever. It’s pretty addictive – especially the grape and pineapple flavors, IMO! This was first published in my class newsletter, and a few years later in a fundraising recipe book.
This was way before the internet, so it’s kinda weird to see some really close variations out there now. I remember that I got the base recipe from a friend’s mother, then tweaked it some how. Something wasn’t working right.. argh! So long ago! I’m reading the fundraiser recipe book.. kinda fun to walk down memory lane!
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1 small package Jello, any flavor
10 cups popped popcorn
Melt butter and corn syrup together in a heavy pan. Add sugar and Jello, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Let boil for 5 minutes, then pour over popcorn. Mix well. Spread popcorn out on a greased cookie sheet, and allow to cool.