These holiday treats are also made for Christmastime and look like snowballs. No matter what holiday you make them for, they are delicious treats. Make plenty and give as gifts to family and friends.

Popcorn Balls
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 0
  • 1 1/2 Cups popcorn; unpopped
  • 1 package gelatin, orange
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup corn syrup
  1. Pop the popcorn kernels using the least possible vegetable oil. Do not butter the popcorn or use butter-flavored oil.
  2. Mix together the gelatin, sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Heat to a full boil.
  4. Pour the mixture over the popcorn, stirring well to thoroughly coat. Let cool.
  5. Butter your hands and shape the popcorn into small balls.
  6. Place on waxed paper for several hours; then wrap in cellophane or small sandwich bags and tie with a colorful ribbon.
  7. Decorate the bags, if you wish.
These snacks are great as gifts for friends and family but not well suited for Halloween treats for kids who come to the door.

Some companies make plastic bags for these already decorated with holiday themes. You can color the popcorn balls by adding a few drops of food coloring to the cornsyrup mixture. Divide the mixture into three batches to create white (without coloring), red and green for the Christmas season. Three drops yellow and one of red will make a golden color if desired.

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