Popcorn Balls

3.8
(61) 40 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

1-1/2 dozen or 18 servings, 1 popcorn ball each

Popcorn and peanuts are coated with a fruit-flavored gelatin syrup then shaped into gooey, colorful balls for a new twist on this classic kid’s treat.

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Make It

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  • Place popcorn in large bowl.
  • Mix syrup and sugar in saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add peanuts.
  • Pour over popcorn; mix well. Cool about 5 minutes. Shape into 18 balls, each about 3 inches in diameter.

Size It Up

Kids will enjoy making and eating a serving, one popcorn ball each, of these colorful treats.

Helpful Hint

For ease in handling, grease hands lightly before shaping popcorn mixture into balls.

Storage Know-How

Unpopped popcorn can be stored in an airtight container for about 1 year. It is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer because the kernels will retain more of their natural moisture and pop up larger and fluffier. 1/2 cup unpopped kernels = about 4 cups popped popcorn. Store leftover unbuttered popcorn in an airtight sealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Buttered popcorn should be refrigerated.

Servings

  • 1-1/2 dozen or 18 servings, 1 popcorn ball each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1-1/2 dozen or 18 servings, 1 popcorn ball each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • CookKa |

    This is a childhood favorite! Loved helping my, now, 91yr old Mom. We were also just talking about the popcorn balls and how we used green food coloring in the sugar/syrup an shaped in into a christmas tree and used mini gumdrops as the christmas ornaments. We just forgot how we cut the tree to eat it! Thought it would be fun for the grand-kids making the balls, and share one of my childhood memories!

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