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
Instructions
  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! 





17 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  14. Can u use rice Krispy instead of popcorn

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

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  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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