Christmas Popcorn

Christmas Candied Popcorn

Is there anything better than a homemade gift during the holidays?

Or cheaper?

I found this recipe while I was Pinteresting – BTW do you pin?  If not don’t start until you have a few…no wait – several...hours to kill because you won’t be able to remove yourself from it for a while once you begin.

I’m. not. kidding.

Just save yourself a headache and bitching from the family and carve the time out when they go to the movies or school. Or, work.

Anyway, this popcorn recipe is adapted from A Mom Not A Pro and it’s so easy to do, and so personizable!! Pick and choose whatever colors you want to  color the popcorn, pick a container, pretty ribbon, and use stick on letters to address your gift recipient.

It’s so easy to throw together, so pretty and tastes like candy.

Your recipients will just love it – who wouldn’t??

This was a project my daughter and I did last Saturday, and it’s getting close to her 13th birthday!

We used an old, clean pasta sauce jar, ribbon and stick on letters.

By the way, my baby girl turns 13 tomorrow at 9:19 pm!! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday she literally was just a precious  itty bitty toddler sitting in her bouncy thingy coo-ing and drooling.

Now she’s sitting in my bathroom using my mascara and talking back.


Ok, back to the popcorn. Obviously, we were out of the letter “e”.

That just adds personality, and personality is always good.

Here’s your printable –

Christmas Candied Popcorn


  • 12 cups (popped) popcorn
  • 1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • 1 3 oz box jello - you pick the colors (I split this recipe in two and made green and red)


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and butter the whole thing, then toss the popcorn on the sheet.
  • Over medium heat, combine condensed milk and jello until it's a little thick and slightly bubbly. Pour this concoction over the popcorn, using a buttered spoon to coat. Heat in the oven for about 10 minutes, but - using the same buttered spoon - toss it around every couple of minutes to prevent burning.
  • Take out of the oven and pour onto buttered wax paper. Let harden for a few minutes, then break into pieces.
  • Layer into jars and give, give give!

Happy 13th Birthday Katelyn! Mommy loves you!!!

Merry Christmas!!


I’m updating this post because it’s special to me – and my baby girl is turning 20 years old in a few days.

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    February 14, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    That’s the thinking of a creavite mind

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    December 22, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Colourful delicious snack!
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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
    December 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Lovely! What a wonderful daughter! Happy bday! And yummy popcorn! Merry Christmas! xoxo- Katrina
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    December 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    That looks so wonderful. What a great idea. We have 16 year old girls. Just wait!!!! Merry Christmas. Come by and see us. We have some great appetizers this week.

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      Dixie Chik
      December 20, 2011 at 2:43 PM

      I sure will! I now am a mother to two teens – Katie and Brantley, who’s 15. I have no idea where the time went!!

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    Parsley Sage
    December 20, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    Happy Birthday to your TEENAGER! Get ready for the fun, mom 🙂

    This popcorn looks so cuto! Perfect for the holidays
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      Dixie Chik
      December 20, 2011 at 2:45 PM

      Thanks! Ok – I am really digging your site. You live in the Cayman Islands?? What a life – I’m such a beach girl.

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