Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I'm feeling Fall::ish::, so I decided to share a fun family recipe today :)

When I first asked my husband if he had ever had jello popcorn balls and he hesitated and then said, "No, but they sound kind of gross, actually." I just started laughing. I had to explain that the Jello is used to flavor the popcorn balls. Then he got it. He said he picture soggy popcorn floating in Jello. Mmmmm . . . sounds tasty! I made them with orange Jello - in honor of Halloween - even though strawberry is my favorite flavor. We'll have to make some at Christmas too!

1 c. karo syrup
1 c. sugar
1 small package of Jello
1 GIANT bowl of air popped popcorn
(at my mom's house it's the "green" Tupperware bowl and I used my white Tupperware bowl. Sorry I don't have a more exact measurement. Our air popper is broken, so I used natural microwave popcorn and it took 3 bags to fill my white bowl.)

In a sauce pan combine first 3 ingredients and bring to boil. Let boil for one or two minutes, until it loses it sugary look. Pour over the popcorn and stir to coat. Butter (or Pam) your hands and roll into popcorn balls when you're able to touch it without getting burned to death. Let balls cool on wax paper. Once they are cool, wrap them in plastic wrap. Good luck!


Jaime said...

That DID sound gross til you explained!! Yum!

this blessed nest said...

would of never thought to use jello as flavoring. i was just thinking the other day, i should make some of these. because i never have! and they are such a tradition for halloween. i love traditional food!

thanks for coming to the FALL FESTIVAL!! see you next week - i hope!


Mike said...

wow! i haven't had one of those for a long time! i want one!

Syd said...

Yes, my mouth wants to taste some yummies...when can I come over? :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I'm also glad you explained the whole jello tie in! NOW of course it makes total sense. You linking up from this blog threw me for a loop at firsr, but glad to see you at A Crafty Soiree regardless of where you link is from☺ Popcorn balls sound like a lot of fun! What is karo syrup and where in the grocery store is it found?

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