Hi there! It’s Liz from Liz on Call back to share with you another fun and delicious recipe. With summer quickly approaching, I’m always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy and entertained. My kids love crafting and activities, but they also love to help in the kitchen. Especially my daughter. These jello popcorn balls are a fun recipe that the kids will love to help make.
Jello Popcorn Balls
There is some cooking that has to be done for this recipe, so adults should probably do that part. Or if your child already cooks, they might just need a little supervision to cook the sugar, jello and syrup together to go over the popcorn.
Once I cooked the syrup and jello mixture, tossed it over the popcorn and let it cool for a couple minutes, we buttered up our hands and made our jello popcorn balls. This can get a little sticky and messy, but my kids like that kind of thing. 🙂
We rolled our popcorn balls and placed them on some parchment paper. They are sticky and we didn’t want them to stick to our counter.
Jello Popcorn Balls
- 12 cups popped corn 2 bags microwave popcorn
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light Karo syrup
- 1 3 oz package Jello - any flavor
Add popped corn to a large bowl.
Combine sugar, syrup and Jello in sauce pan over medium high heat.
Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Cook until all sugar and jello are dissolved.
Pour over popcorn.
Mix until all popcorn is coated. (it all goes to the bottom of the bowl so keep scrapping)
Butter hands and form into popcorn balls
Then it was time to eat them! They are sticky, gooey and someone said, taste like a jolly rancher!
The kids and I had fun making Jello popcorn balls together, and they were a fun variation to plain old popcorn.
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