I know it's not the healthiest meal ever but Halloween is about the treats, right?
10 cups popped popcorn
Non stick cooking spray
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 - 3 oz. pkg. orange or lime flavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon light colored corn syrup
Discard unpopped kernels. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray. Place the popcorn in the pan. keep warm in 300 degree oven while making coating.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 2 quart saucepan. In the pan combine butter, sugar, gelatin, water, and corn syrup. Cook mixture over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the thermometer registers 255 degrees (about 10 minutes).
Remove saucepan from the heat. Pour mixture over popcorn. Stir gently to coat. Bake in 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. Stir mixture. Bake 5 minutes more. Turn mixture onto a large piece of foil to cool. When cool, break into pieces. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place up to 3 days. Makes about 13 cups.
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