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Popcorn Party Balls

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"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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Original recipe makes 36 small balls Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place popcorn in a large shallow pan or dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring corn syrup and brown sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Pour mixture evenly over popcorn, stirring to coat. When mixture is cool enough to handle, form into 2 inch balls. Let cool on waxed paper until set.
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Dec 13, 2003

Too sweet, did not stick together well.

Jun 07, 2006

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.

Sep 14, 2008

Not Good!! Would NOT stick together & taste wasn't appealing. Will not make again.

Oct 27, 2006

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!

Dec 07, 2012

Omitted the peanuts out of preference, but these taste amazing, and there are so many options with the Jell-O!


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  • Calories
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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