Recipe by sal
"Popcorn is coated in a corn syrup, brown sugar, fruity gelatin mixture and combined with honey roasted peanuts in these bountiful popcorn balls."
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1 (3 ounce) package
fruit flavored Jell-O® mix
honey roasted peanuts
Too sweet, did not stick together well.
These tasted just like the flavored popcorn balls I had as a child. I doubled the batch because I only had the larger size jello box. I think next time I will add another 2 cups of popcorn because I like a little more popcorn to syrup ratio.
I found it was easiest to cover the corn with the syrup if I put the corn in a square baking pan and poured the syrup over it. The syrup goes straight to the bottom and in a regular bowl it's hard to get the stuff from the bottom to coat the top.
I used spray crisco to coat my hands so the syrup wouldn't stick to me and it was just fine.
Not Good!! Would NOT stick together & taste wasn't appealing. Will not make again.
Deeeelicious with lime jell-o! I didn't put in the peanuts but in the future I may mix in some Fruity Pebbles cereal. I had planned to "test drive" three popcorn ball recipes tonight(the first had melted marshmallows and I didn't like it), but I like this one so much that I'm going to go ahead and make the last batch the same but with grape. I didn't have any problems with the balls not sticking together, you just have to spray your hands with no stick spray first. I think around Christmas I'll try the same recipe but melt red hot cinnamon candies in with the sugars!
Omitted the peanuts out of preference, but these taste amazing, and there are so many options with the Jell-O!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Popcorn Party Balls
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 17
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