A fun treat for Halloween! These pumpkin popcorn balls are to please young and old alike!
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 grownup 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.
Trick or Treat - hope you enjoy this recipe!
Another fun Halloween snack!
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Pumpkin Popcorn Balls
A fun halloween treat
- ½ cup butter
- 1 box orange flavored jello (3 oz)
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon 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
- Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl(large enough to also hold popcorn
- Stir in the corn syrup and jello and mix well
- Place back in microwave and cook about 1 minute until it comes to a full boil (add more time if necessary)
- Stir then mix in the baking soda and continuing stirring for 2 minutes
- Add popcorn and microwave for 30 seconds.
- Wearing disposable gloves (or baggies on your hands) shape into about 4-5 balls*. (use cooking spray to coat gloves or bags
- Place tootsie roll in center with still warm and add leaf on side
- These will set up in about 2 hours
*Let the balls set up a bit and reshape if needed
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Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration says
Deb, these are so cute and what a great idea to use the mini Tootsie rolls for the stem! Pinning and sharing - happy Monday!
Emily Dicks says
so cure Deb, I love those little leaves!
Marcie FlavortheMoments says
These are the cutest things! So adorable and they look so delicious! Pinning. 🙂
Cathy Trochelman says
These are perfect, Deb! Such a cute idea!
Jamie Sherman says
I remember getting homemade popcorn balls as a kid - but mine were never this fun!! 😀
Malia Sturgeon says
These are super cute and look so tasty! Perfect for a Halloween party! Pinned!
EZPZ Mealz says
I know my kids would absolutely love making these. What a fun, creative, and cute idea for the holiday.
Carlee Scharnhorst says
How cute! My little guy loves making popcorn, so he would love these!
Noa Ambar Regev says
Such a cute idea! I love how these turned out 🙂 (pinned!)
Cathy Trochelman says
These are adorable, Deb!!
sara maniez says
Pinned to my pumpkin everything board! These look so wonderful and festive!
Heaven Smiling says
I love the use of orange jello! These look like something my kids would devour. Pinned!
Julie's Lifestyle says
These are really cute and thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
Kimberly Lewis says
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
Wynona Carver says
As a little girl. We got them as Halloween .we no what house it was .l tell dad we just got to go to elizabethon tn just to go to than one house .a get a popcorn ball.t l told my dad love one two .l still can remberm it .just love popcorn ball.
Can u use rice Krispy instead of popcorn
Wow! It looks so cute and tasty also.
Alexandra Cannes says
Oh wow it's so cute Dep! And I think it was delicious too. Bookmark this recipe and I'll try myself. Thanks!
I think I might use this recipe for my daughter's birthday!
Pumpkin Popcorn Balls ?? never thought of this! Thanks Deb for a cool idea! 🙂
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.
I would definetly use 2 box of oranges right there! It looks cute!