Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

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Since Halloween is just around the corner, today I'm sharing these Pumpkin Popcorn Balls that is a  kid-friendly recipe, that of course, adults can enjoy too!  My kids are grown up and gone but in a couple years my granddaughter will be ready to help me so I'll be holding onto this recipe for future use.  I love having little kitchen helpers!

Back in the day (aka my era!), homemade popcorn balls were given to us trick or treaters.  I think now handing out homemade goodies are a thing of the past but there is no reason you can't make a batch to share at home or for that party you might be having.

Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

by Cooking on the Front Burner

Ingredients (4-5 balls)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 box orange flavored jello (3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unpopped pop corn (popped and be sure to remove unpopped kernals)
  • Mini toosties roll candies
  • Green Laffy Taffy - rolled and cut into leaves
  1. Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl(large enough to also hold popcorn
  2. Stir in the corn syrup and jello and mix well
  3. Place back in microwave and cook about 1 minute until it comes to a full boil (add more time if necessary)
  4. Stir them mix in the baking soda and continuing stirring for 2 minutes
  5. Add popcorn and microwave for 30 seconds.
  6. Wearing disposable gloves (or baggies on your hands) shape into about 4-5 balls*. (use cooking spray to coat gloves or bags)
  7. Place tootsie roll in center with still warm and add leaf on side
  8. These will set up in about 2 hours
( *Let the balls set up a bit and reshape if needed)
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Trick or Treat - hope you enjoy this recipe! 


  1. Deb, these are so cute and what a great idea to use the mini Tootsie rolls for the stem! Pinning and sharing - happy Monday!

  2. so cure Deb, I love those little leaves!

  3. These are the cutest things! So adorable and they look so delicious! Pinning. :)

  4. These are perfect, Deb! Such a cute idea!

  5. I remember getting homemade popcorn balls as a kid - but mine were never this fun!! :D

  6. These are super cute and look so tasty! Perfect for a Halloween party! Pinned!

  7. I know my kids would absolutely love making these. What a fun, creative, and cute idea for the holiday.

  8. How cute! My little guy loves making popcorn, so he would love these!

  9. Such a cute idea! I love how these turned out :) (pinned!)

  10. Pinned to my pumpkin everything board! These look so wonderful and festive!

  11. I love the use of orange jello! These look like something my kids would devour. Pinned!

  12. These are really cute and thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  13. I'm licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  14. Can u use rice Krispy instead of popcorn

  15. Wow! It looks so cute and tasty also.

  16. Oh wow it's so cute Dep! And I think it was delicious too. Bookmark this recipe and I'll try myself. Thanks!


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