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Desserts

Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls recipe
photo by:kraft
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.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
1-1/2 dozen or 18 servings, 1 popcorn ball each
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what you need

12
cups  popped popcorn
1
cup  light corn syrup
1/2
cup  sugar
1
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
1-1/2
cups  PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, coarsely chopped

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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