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Peanut & Popcorn Balls

 Peanut & Popcorn Balls
Young and old alike enjoy munching on—and makeing—these chewy popcorn balls. Young goblins especially like them around Halloween. —Lisa Allbright, Crockett, Texas
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 366 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.