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 even year round events.
12 cups popped popcorn (unsalted, unbuttered)
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
4 oz. Jello Gelatin package, any red flavor
1-1/2 cups peanuts, coarsely chopped
Note: Check to see if anyone is allergic to peanuts. If so, omit the peanuts. Or, make some with nuts and some without.
In a saucepan, mix together corn syrup and sugar.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Add jello, stirring until completely dissolved.
Pour mixture over popcorn, and mix well.
Let cool about 5 minutes.
Shape into balls, about 3-4 inches in diameter.
Allow to completely cool on a sheet of waxed paper.