Thursday, December 18, 2008

Popcorn Balls

My daughter finally made it out to the house last night and we made 4 batches of popcorn balls... melon fusion, green apple, cherry and black cherry. We experimented with the first batch, the melon fusion, and used lite corn syrup (different than light corn syrup) and the popcorn balls came out very sticky and stringy from the sugars. Oh, did I mention that these were made using jello? That's what gives them the color and flavor. And about that green apple jello... it has been discontinued (I'm so sad) so if you see it in your supermarket, I'd love to have some and will pay for shipping!

Here is the recipe:
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 - 3 oz package jello
9 cups popcorn (hot air popped)

Bring syrup and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and add jello, stirring until disolved. Pour over popcorn, mixing well. Cool slightly, butter hands to keep from sticking, form into balls and place on wax paper to finish cooling. Place into baggies for storage.


Amy said...

Mmmmm. I made a similar recipe with my 6th graders and they were a big hit! They loved getting their hands all sticky!

TattingChic said...

Oh, I was wondering where you got all the there really a melon fusion jello out there!? I gues I haven't been jello shopping in a while, LOL! :)
I'll bet your popcorn balls are great treats.