11 Reviews

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.

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Deb's Recipes February 10, 2006

I have never had these before and wasn't that impressed with the finished product but I can see them really fun for kids to put together. It was really easy to do and the clean up wasn't bad at all. I was expecting the jello syrup to be hard to get off but it wasn't at all.

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pitbullmommy November 27, 2010

Quick to mix up, kids had fun making the balls.... We made it with WIld Berry--- not bad flavor. I can't wait to try Cherry :) Thanks for sharing.

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TirZa December 17, 2008

Yummy! I too remember these in the '70s. There was this one mom of a gradeschool classmate who always made popcorn balls for her daughter's birthday treat. My mom never did, but I always looked forward to Vicki's birthday. As I prepped, I ran out of wax paper, so I sprayed a large rimmed cookie sheet, and spread the candied popcorn onto the sheet to cool. I'll just break it apart when it cools. I also added about an 1/8th of a teaspoon of salt to the freshly-popped popcorn, and it kind of took an edge off of the sweetness.

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BikeBookBread November 20, 2008

Thanks for posting this! My mom used to make these and I can't wait to make them for my own kids:)

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thecorbridges March 18, 2008

Thank you! I lost my mom's recipe, and these turned out just the way I remembered them. She used to make them every year for my birthday, and I haven't had any in years. Great tip, by the way to wet your hands! We always used a ton of shortening to keep our hands from sticking to the balls.

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Mama Sweet Rolls January 16, 2008

These were really good! I used strawberry jello and the kids loved them. Can't wait to try different flavors.

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Meggy Boo June 18, 2007

very good! I like that there is virtually no fat, unlike the other recipes that ask for butter. They were pretty darn easy to make, and you can do all kinds of flavors. I did lime, and strawberry-banana. Before with a similar recipe I did a double batch using orange, and cranberry jello mixed together. The possibillities of flavors are ENDLESS!!!

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Clorissasue September 23, 2006

I completely "Frankensteined" this recipe, as I didn't have enough corn syrup and used some marshmallows...also I only had SF jello...and not quite enough popcorn! So I eyeballed everything and they still came out great!

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Codychop February 19, 2006
Jello Popcorn Balls