Fruity Popcorn Balls Recipe

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In our family, these are a favorite holiday treat. I don't know who likes them better— my grown children or their children! I've included this recipe in our family cookbook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 quarts plain popped popcorn
  • 3 cups (about 36) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons fruit-flavored gelatin (any flavor)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 84 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook and stir marshmallows, butter and gelatin until smooth. Pour over popcorn; mix well. Butter hands and form into 3-in. balls. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Fruity Popcorn Balls in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p34

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I expected these to be really good. Sadly they were not. It wasn't enough marshmallow to coat the popcorn and got very tough, and very little flavor."

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Sounds like a great project for the kids to be involved in! Use red and green gelatin (two batches of popcorn) at Christmastime!"

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