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Fruity Popcorn Balls

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
    about 2 dozen


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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 84 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • lauripobanz
    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.

  • Rockamama
    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!