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This Candy Corn Fall Popcorn Recipe is so much fun to make and absolutely delicious!  At first the flavors sound a little odd for popcorn but once you try it you’ll be hooked.

Candy Corn Fall Popcorn

Candy Corn Fall Popcorn Recipe

A Festive Treat for Fall to Make With the Kids

There’s two flavors that signify the arrival of fall for me….pumpkin spice and candy corn!  I mean everything about these flavors scream fall….the colors, the aromas, the taste…..etc.

Every Friday night we have Family Movie Night where we pick out a fun movie that the kids will love, we get all snuggly in comfy jammies, we spread out in the playroom with pillows and blankets, pop some delicious popcorn and watch a movie in the dark….just like at the theater but cozier!

The kids get a total kick out of family movie night and Little Man looks forward to it all week long….it inadvertently turned into his weekly prize for being a good boy at school.  Hubs and I enjoy the hour and half of silence that we get and the movies are usually pretty cute too.  Last week we watched DreamWorks’ HOME and Little Man has been talking about it non-stop!  He keeps talking about how the alien helped find the mommy and that it’s his “favorite movie EVER”!  Yet, every movie we watch is his “favorite movie EVER”…oh the joys of being almost 4!

Anyway, we are HUGE popcorn fans in our house….even Little Miss Jellybean goes nuts over a big bowl of popcorn.  So popcorn is a MUST have for family movie night!  With Halloween right around the corner there’s candy corn EVERYWHERE so we decided to mix up the normal old kettle corn with a yummy Candy Corn Fall Popcorn Recipe.

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The BEST popcorn maker ever is this beauty from Hamilton Beech (this isn’t sponsored….just sharing my love of this popcorn maker)….anyway, it’ll pop up to 24 cups at a time and the base is actually a bowl!

This is candy corn popcorn recipe is great for making beforehand with the kids….Little Man loves any chance he can get to help out in the kitchen…especially when making yummy treats!

Candy Corn Popcorn Recipe
 
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Serves: 20 cups
Ingredients
  • Orange & Lemon Candy Corn Ingredients:
  • 8 C popped popcorn, popped (not microwave popcorn)
  • ¼ C unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ½ C packed light brown sugar
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
  • Vanilla Candy Corn Ingredients:
  • 12 C popcorn, popped (not microwave popcorn)
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C unsalted butter
  • ¼ C light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Extra (Optional) Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of candy corn
  • 1 bag of chocolate covered sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Orange Popcorn:
  2. -Preheat the oven at 300 degrees.
  3. -Pour the popcorn into a large bowl; set aside.
  4. -Cook butter and syrup in double boiler on low heat until butter is melted.
  5. -Add in the sugar and orange jello; stirring until the orange jello is completely dissolved.
  6. -Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  7. -Simmer on low heat 5 min.
  8. -Coat your hands with shortening.
  9. -Pour the mixture immediately over popcorn mixture; toss to coat well.
  10. -Dump the orange jello coated popcorn onto the prepped cookie sheet.
  11. -Re-coat your hands with shortening if necessary.
  12. -Using your hands spread the popcorn evenly on the lined cookie sheet.
  13. -Bake at 300 degrees for 10 min.
  14. - Allow to cool then remove from the pan.
  15. -Break into small pieces.
  16. Lemon Popcorn:
  17. -Preheat the oven at 300 degrees.
  18. -Pour the popcorn into a large bowl; set aside.
  19. -Cook butter and syrup in double boiler on low heat until butter is melted.
  20. -Add in the sugar and lemon jello; stirring until the lemon jello is completely dissolved.
  21. -Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  22. -Simmer on low heat 5 min.
  23. -Coat your hands with shortening.
  24. -Pour the mixture immediately over popcorn mixture; toss to coat well.
  25. -Dump the lemon jello coated popcorn onto the prepped cookie sheet.
  26. -Re-coat your hands with shortening if necessary.
  27. -Using your hands spread the popcorn evenly on the lined cookie sheet.
  28. -Bake at 300 degrees for 10 min.
  29. - Allow to cool then remove from the pan.
  30. -Break into small pieces.
  31. Vanilla Popcorn Directions:
  32. -Pour popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  33. -Combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup in a double boiler.
  34. -Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  35. -Continue to boil while stirring until mixture is a gold color, about 2 minutes.
  36. -Take off the burner; stirring in baking soda and vanilla.
  37. -Coat your hands with shortening.
  38. -Pour over popcorn and toss with your hands to coat.
  39. -Cool slightly; break apart by hand while warm.
  40. -Cool completely.
  41. Putting it all Together Directions:
  42. -Combine all three colors of candy coated popcorn into one large bowl.
  43. -Add candy corn, chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
  44. -Store in a zip lock bag or container with a lid.
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This recipe is fantastic for Halloween parties….we even make it for Thanksgiving get togethers because it’s so much fun!

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Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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