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Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls is rated 3.810344827586207 out of 5 by 58.
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
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from i have made this recipe ever since my mom let me cook, and before that shes made it. i have made this recipe ever since my mom let me cook, and before that shes made it. all of our friends and family love this one. to help with the stickyness to ur hands when making the balls put some butter on ur hands then dip them in cold water to keep them cooled. keep applying the butter and water when needed. the most favorite flavor of these i foud is the carmel apple, but u have to have apple jell-o and cut some small pieces of carmel to put in them the are really good.
Date published: 2007-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My daughter and I have been making popcorn balls for many years, now. My daughter and I have been making popcorn balls for many years, now. This recipe is an excellent one, and we will definitely make it this Halloween. We also like adding chopped pecans or cashews sometimes, replacing the peanuts. Instead of brushing your hands with butter while you're making the popcorn balls, I suggest spraying butter-flavored Pam on your hands. It's easier to deal with, and not as messy!
Date published: 2002-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a childhood favorite! 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!
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe is more flavorful than most, from the jello. This recipe is more flavorful than most, from the jello. We made it with orange and omitted the nuts. We decorated it with candy corns making it look like a jack-o-lantern. My son helped decorate, as molding was a little to warm for him to help with. This was a fun halloween treat.
Date published: 2002-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used this recipe for several years and it always is a favorite at the office. I have used this recipe for several years and it always is a favorite at the office. I never have to worry about taking any home. It's always gone. Mant times I just spread it out on several cookie sheets and let it harden like caramel corn.
Date published: 2002-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i tryed this recipe and it was great and if you want different color ones add a drop of food... i tryed this recipe and it was great and if you want different color ones add a drop of food coloring to the syurp mixure, you can do half and half just do half of the mixuer in one pan and the other in a different one
Date published: 2007-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Everyone liked the flavor but I think the jell-0 made it too sticky. Everyone liked the flavor but I think the jell-0 made it too sticky. They never got crisp on the outside like popcorn balls normally do....and the nuts are a definite no-no. I probably won't make these again.
Date published: 2006-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the best recipe, I have made it again and again for 30 years. This is the best recipe, I have made it again and again for 30 years. I began using it when I was in junior high for bake sales. It's quick and easy. I like the cherry Jello best. It is very sweet.
Date published: 2007-11-27
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