Rating: 3.09 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4

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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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 small balls
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place popcorn in a large shallow pan or dish.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fat 1.9g; sodium 55.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2003
Too sweet did not stick together well. Read More
(25)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2003
Too sweet did not stick together well. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
09/14/2008
Not Good!! Would NOT stick together & taste wasn't appealing. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
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! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
Omitted the peanuts out of preference but these taste amazing and there are so many options with the Jell-O! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2015
it was hard to get them to stick together at first but I figured out if you let them cool and put butter on your hands it helps. I love love the way they turned out and they taste great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2017
I added m&m's. I kept having to oil my hands so it wouldn't stick to my gloves. I'll make them again. Read More