Peanut & Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Young and old alike enjoy munching on—and makeing—these chewy popcorn balls. Young goblins especially like them around Halloween. —Lisa Allbright, Crockett, Texas
Featured In: Holiday Popcorn
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 366 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat marshmallows and butter on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted; stir in gelatin powder until dissolved. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  2. With lightly buttered hands, quickly shape mixture into twelve 2-1/2-in. balls. Let stand at room temperature until firm before wrapping in plastic wrap. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Peanut & Popcorn Balls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p242

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