Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jell-O Popcorn Balls



A BIG Favorite when growing up. I taste one of these and I'm instantly taken back to Halloween when I was a child. They are easy peasy to make.
INGREDIENTS:
3 Quarts of Popped Popcorn
6 Tablespoons of Margarine or Butter
3 Cups Miniature Marshmallows

3 Tablespoons of Dry Jell-O

Melt Butter over medium heat in a large pan. When Butter is almost completely melted, add Marshmallows. Once Marshmallows are melted, add the DRY Jell-O. Mix in well. Take off burner and add Popped Popcorn, Stir well to coat Popcorn.
I use a large "cookie" scoop. {this is probably a meatball scoop which holds about 1/3 cup}. Spray it generously with Pam and no sticky hands! Want to make a fun treat for adults? Set Popcorn "balls" on wax paper and insert a sucker stick. Give each Popcorn Ball their own cellophane bag and tie with a cute Halloween bow. Way Yummy! Lots of treats are comin from the Pleasant Home Kitchen this week! Yesterday 8 of these went out the door. Chocolate Fudge with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and all kinds of good Halloween Candy. mmmm.. See those cute little candy cups? We'll be makin some of those in a couple weeks for Thanksgiving. Oh so fun and easy to make.

26 comments:

Rachel said...

Very cute - and they look EASY too (always a bonus). My students would love them!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

popcorn balls how cute are those BUT and I mean a big BUT, FUDGE with buttercream frosting, be still my little heart!!!! Where do I place an order!!!

Living on the Spit said...

You had me at fudge...

Can not wait for more...give me more!! I seriously could spend hours here and never get bored.

Thimbleanna said...

Jello, huh? Those look yummy -- I love popcorn balls. And your goody trays look divine -- sooo, sooo cute -- just what we expect from Pleasant Home!

blop said...

Another fab project...brought back memories, that I had forgotten about..these are yummo!

Summer said...

These are so cute! What a easy idea, Thanks!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Yummy! I had forgotten about jello popcorn balls.

Alisha said...

I've never heard of these before. I'll have to try them out for Halloween! Oh and where did you get your boxes/holders for your candy that went out of the door?

Bridget Martinelli said...

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Cottage Way of Life said...

Good lord, I should not be reading your blog so late at night ... it positively makes me ravenous for the yummy goodness you've shown (I'm wondering ... do I have popcorn? Do I have any Jello?"

I'm definitely going to make the popcorn balls, they sound truly delish!

Miriam said...

Ohh yum!!!!

I have never seen popcorn balls before.

Am I too old for popcorn balls????

Millie said...

Very cute and I love the ribbons on the Popcorn Balls. Thanks for all these great and easy Halloween tips. You are just the best!

PunkiePie said...

Very cute! I'll just have to make some!

Christie said...

So cute! I'll have to make these with my kids. They'll love it,and will have fun taking them to their friends! Thanks for sharing.

PS. I just found your blog recently and have found some great ideas! Thank you!!!

Allie said...

Looks like fun-thanks!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your blog is adorable. Such great ideas and so pretty too.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, those look fun!
I've never had Jell-o popcorn balls.
Must give those a try. :)

Kimberly

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Those are the cutest popcorn balls. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I've never seen popcorn balls with Jell-O!

6p00e54f8cec778834 said...

I'm so glad you posted these - I had forgotten all about the, used to make 'em for my kidlets! You have a great/entertaining blog - thanks for the read! xo, Nan

happy zombie said...

I like the recipe for the cuteness factor alone! Your sweet treat boxes are adorable!

Terry and Danella said...

goll... are one of THOSE boxes heading my way??? you've no idea how much i MISS REAL creative friends... still can't find even ONE here... so so sad!

Jenny said...

can i use microwave popcorn for these????

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

linked this recipe today!

Lesley K Yates said...

Totally making these for a tea party I'm hosting next week. They girls will love them!!!

Jaimee said...

These are fantastic! I'm including this in a mega Halloween Treats round up post on my blog this month : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'd love to make these with my FCS class!!
Do you pop your own popcorn? If so, what measuring cup do you use to make 3 quarts?

THANKS,
Erica
EricaLeeAllen@hotmail.com

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