Strawberry Flavored Popcorn

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After homework, after dinner, after all the hectic hubbub in the evening, we all gather round and watch some of a movie together. It’s a family routine.

It’s secretly become my favourite part of the day; when my kids are in their PJs, and I’ve got my snack eating pants on, and we’re all together, under blankets giggling away.

One wrong move and Zen’s got his fingers in your pits hollering “I am the tickle NINJA!” Look away for one split second, and Aedyn has raided your snack bowl. It’s perfection.

This recipe is dedicated to movie nights.

Pouring strawberry flavored popcorn onto a baking sheet.

Strawberry Flavoured Popcorn Tips & Tricks

NO. 1 -> Use regular Jello! I have not tested this recipe with sugar-free Jello, so I can’t vouch for the effectiveness.

NO.2 -> Don’t overcook the sauce! It should be brought to a simmer and then stopped there.

Unpopped popcorn in air popper.

Jello flavoured popcorn ingredients

  • Jello, any flavour.
  • popcorn kernels
  • butter
  • corn syrup
  • sugar
  • water
Strawberry flavor syrup in a saucepan.

How to make jello flavoured popcorn:

  1. Air pop the popcorn
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, heat over medium heat until completely dissolved.
  3. Drizzle the sauce over the popcorn, and toss.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-15 mins.
  6. Enjoy!

Recommended tools:

This recipe really relies on an air popper. They are inexpensive, easy to use and give 100X better than any microwave popcorn out there!

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Popped popcorn rising up in an air popper.

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Strawberry Flavored Popcorn

Allyson Letal
Check out this easy strawberry flavored popcorn recipe. It's got a step by step guide on how to use Jello to make the best flavored popcorn for movie nights.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 136 kcal


  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons corn syrup
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small box strawberry Jello


  • Preheat oven to 300f, and prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Air pop ½ cup popcorn kernels into a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoons corn syrup, ⅛ cup water¼ cup sugar, and 1 small box strawberry Jelloin a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer, whisk until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour the flavour mix over the popcorn, trying to spread it as much as possible.
  • Quickly toss the popcorn to coat.
  • Spread the popcorn on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300f for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly before transferring to a bowl.
  • Enjoy your movie!


Sugar-free jello:

I have not tested this recipe with sugar-free jello and sugar alternatives. I cannot provide results for these substitutions.

Flavour options:

Use any Jello flavour you like!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 87IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.3mg
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  1. Made this popcorn for Valentine’s Day, perfect, very easy and not overly sweet. Directions are spot on! My granddaughter could very easily make this. Thanks for the great recipe.