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Halloween Popcorn Balls Recipe

Description:  Ahh, the old fashioned Popcorn Ball! Popcorn balls never go out of popularity. That's because they taste good. And, they are easy to make.

Use this recipe for more than Halloween parties. It makes a great snack for fall birthday parties, football games, and year round events.


12 cups popped popcorn (unsalted, unbuttered)

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1 Jello Gelatin(4 oz. package), any red flavor

1-1/2 cups peanuts, coarsely chopped

Note: Check to see if anyone is allergic to nuts. If so, omit the peanuts.

How to Make Popcorn Balls:
  1. Put popcorn into a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, mix together corn syrup and sugar.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil.

  4. Remove from heat.

  5. Add jello, stirring until completely dissolved.

  6. Add peanuts.

  7. Pour mixture over popcorn, and mix well.

  8. Let cool about 5 minutes.

  9. Shape into balls, about 3-4 inches in diameter.

  10. Allow to completely cool on a sheet of waxed paper.

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