Fruity Glazed popcorn was the first recipe I ever had published, back when I was a kid (Community fundraising cook book, iirc)! I used to make this for bake sales in my front yard, as gifts, and whatever. I guess it was only appropriate that glazed popcorn was also the first recipe I posted on this blog, way back in September 2008!
While a single batch of this popcorn is a ton of fun - and super tasty - on its own, doubling the batch while using 2 different colors? Awesome - and a fun way to bring your favourite team's colours into your menu, this football season. This would make a great snack food for any Grey Cup party - just customize your colours/flavours specific to your team / party theme.
For this batch of fruity glazed popcorn, I used grape and lemon Jello flavors. While the lemon was vibrant enough on its own, I find that the darker colors need a little more “oomph”. I highly recommend adding a few drops of gel food coloring. To achieve this depth of color, I used a few drops of Americolor’s “Regal Purple”. Perfect!
Between the flavors / colors of Jello available, & the huge variety of gel food colors available, you can totally customize the flavors and colors to match any sports team out there.
Not so into sports? Consider using your wedding colors for bridal shower favors ... or light colors for baby showers! Orange popcorn can be combined with ANY flavor - dyed black - for Halloween popcorn, and festive holiday popcorn could be made with cherry and lime Jello! The possibilities are endless!
This is a ridiculously easy recipe to make, and only takes about 10 minutes per flavor.
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