Jello Popcorn Balls

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by startnover

My dad's aunt would make these for Christmas every year for him and mail it's my job! If you over cook they will be hard as a rock so be careful.

Top Review by Debs Recipes

Yummy popcorn balls that are quick, easy, and fun to make! I must confess that I've been making these since age twelve. And they can be made from any flavor of jello that appeals to you. A favorite is lime! Note: My recipe also calls for a full cup of sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package Jello gelatin (you can use any , we do it by color and season)
  • 10 cups popped popcorn


  1. Mix all ingredients except popcorn in a heavy sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook just till jello and sugar are dissolved.
  3. Pour over popcorn and mix well and fast.
  4. Wet your hands under cold water, shake it off don't dry it and work quickly forming popcorn balls.
  5. As you make them , wrap them in squares of wax paper.
  6. Re-wet your hands in between forming.
  7. The amount you get will depend on how big you make them -- cook time is left blank because it will vary.

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