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Pot of Gold Popcorn

Yield 12 Servings


  • 12 cups air popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup + un-popped kernels)
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (3oz) box Mango Jello (this is a new flavor, so if you can't find it, any golden flavor will work: lemon, pineapple, etc.)
  • Skittles


  1. Heat oven to 300*F. Line a large shallow roasting pan or two jelly roll pans with heavy duty foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter or heavily spray foil with pan spray.
  2. Pop popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels. Pour popcorn into prepared pan(s). Keep warm in the oven.
  3. Combine sweetened condensed milk and dry jello in a medium saucepan. Heat and whisk over medium heat until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly, 4 to 5 minutes. Make sure to whisk constantly because it boils as you stir and might burn on the bottom if you aren't whisking continuously. For easy clean up, soak pan in hot water immediately.
  4. Pour mixture over popcorn. Stir gently to coat using a long-handled wooden spoon or silicone spatula.
  5. Bake 20 minutes, or until mostly hardened (not gooey) stirring every 5 minutes. If you are using two jelly roll pans, alternate shelves between each stirring.
  6. Remove popcorn from the oven and stir one last time to make sure it doesn't stick to the foil. Allow popcorn to cool. Break into pieces or clusters.
  7. Toss some skittles in with the candied popcorn and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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