Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grandma's Popcorn Balls

fresh popcorn balls
 Christmas isn't Christmas without my grandma's popcorn balls!  I've tried the popcorn balls that are so pretty at the grocery stores and they are always dry and tasteless. Bleh, sawdust. So I will stick to my grandma's homemade ones. (There's a pun in there, you'll get it if you try this for yourself!) These are yummy, gooey, and oh-so-easy!
 I like to make a pyramid out of them for a Christmas table centerpiece. Or they can be wrapped up and added to a food gift. They are also fun to hand out to a youth group or take to a classroom Christmas party!

Grandma's Popcorn Balls
1. Pop up 3 quarts of unsalted popcorn, set aside.
2. In a saucepan melt 6 Tablespoons of butter. Remove from heat.
3. To the melted butter add 3 Cups miniature marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted.
4. To the marshmallow mixture add 3 Tablespoons dry Jell-o (I used cherry and lime flavors-one per batch- to get the red and green colors.) Stir until Jell-o is well blended.
5. Pour marshmallow mixture over popped corn. Stir very well.
6. As mixture cools, with  well buttered hands, shape into balls.  Set aside to cool thoroughly. Wrap individually with plastic wrap or store in a sealed container.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! Timely post as I was looking for a popcorn ball recipe! We bought some & they were horribly stale.....Really awful!

    I love the jello colors!


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