This caramel corn is inspired by one of my favorite treats- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
It is my standard caramel corn recipe:
1 batch of popcorn (either 1 bag popped or 1 load in your air popper)
Heat your oven to 220 and put the popcorn in there in a greased pan and keep it there until the sauce is ready.
Heat is a very heavy bottomed sauce pan:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 package strawberry jello
(you can also add some pureed fresh strawberries)
Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add 1/2 tsp baking soda. You may also want to add some extra red food coloring (based on how red your want your caramel corn).
Stir your hot caramel sauce onto the popcorn until it is coated. Put it into the oven and stir every 15 minutes for an hour.
Remove from the oven and mix in some mini marshmallows. I then mix in chocolate chips until the corn is coated. Finally, once it is all cooled, you can mix in some mini kisses, sprinkles, dried Strawberries, etc.