Colorful Popcorn Balls Recipe
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Colorful Popcorn Balls Recipe

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"These easy-to-make, fruit-flavored snacks are a big hit with our four young sons," relates Mary Kay Morris from Cokato, Minnesota. For extra fun, choose gelatin flavors that match your child's school colors. They're sure to become best-sellers, so it's fortunate this recipe can be doubled.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 9 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons fruit-flavored gelatin (any flavor)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 176 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. When cool enough to handle, lightly butter hands and quickly shape mixture into balls. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Colorful Popcorn Balls in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p42

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DakotaDaughter User ID: 7317906 16938
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"It is a rare instance when I give a poor rating for a TOH recipe. But this is one. These popcorn balls lack imagination. They are simply marshmellow and gelatin flavor. You'd be better off using the old fashioned recipe you cook on the stovetop."

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