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Cherry Popcorn Crunch

Cherry gelatin caramelizes popped corn for a sweet crunchy treat.

  • Serves: 18 servings (2/3 cup each)
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pkg (3 oz or 85 g each) cherry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 bag (99 g each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Buttery Flavour Microwave Popcorn
  • 6 *serving (1/3 sec spray) PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn in pan; set aside.
  2. Combine gelatin, corn syrup, sugar, water and vinegar in medium heavy saucepan; bring to a boil and continue boiling 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately pour over popcorn and toss gently to coat evenly.
  3. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven, stir again. Spread on parchment paper, sprayed with cooking spray, to cool. Store in tightly sealed container.

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