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Popcorn Jack-o'-Lanterns

 Popcorn Jack-o'-Lanterns
Ruth Peterson, a field editor from Jenison, Michigan, says her pumpkin treats are always a big hit in the fall. “Everyone makes popcorn balls at Christmastime, but it’s really fun to make them for other occasions, too. They are so cute!”
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 to 2 tablespoons marshmallow creme, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 12 green Dots candies
  • Green Fruit Roll-Ups
  • 18 each green and brown Tootsie Roll Midgees


  • Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat
  • butter, marshmallows and 1/2 cup marshmallow creme on high for 1-1/2
  • to 2 minutes or until melted; stir in gelatin powder until
  • dissolved. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat.
  • With lightly buttered hands, quickly shape mixture into twelve 3-in.
  • balls, flattening one side slightly. For each stem, insert a green
  • Dots candy at the top of pumpkin, attaching with marshmallow creme.
  • Cut fruit roll into leaves and vines; attach to top of pumpkin.
  • Warm Tootsie rolls in a microwave for 5-10 seconds, then flatten and
  • cut into facial features as desired; attach with remaining
  • marshmallow crème. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.