Halloween Popcorn Balls

Halloween Popcorn Balls

I have a love-hate relationship with popcorn balls. I love to eat them but making them… not so much. I can make cupcakes that look like popcorn, but have failed miserably at making popcorn balls. Last Christmas I tried to make white chocolate peppermint popcorn balls which turned out to be the most amazing white chocolate peppermint popcorn, but balls they were not. I never could quite get them to hold their shape. I’ve learned a few things about making popcorn balls since then, and was eager to give it another try when asked to create a popcorn ball recipe for Good Cook.

 

Halloween Popcorn Balls

 

I really wanted to make some orange colored popcorn balls this time, so I used orange flavored jello to give the popcorn both a vibrant orange color and a yummy taste. At my local craft store, I picked up some fun black and white popsicle sticks and orange ribbon that were perfect for this project.

 

Halloween Popcorn Balls

 

One things I have learned about making popcorn balls is that it’s important to have the right tools, like the Popcorn Baller that Good Cook sent to me. My new popcorn baller worked great to keep all the balls the same shape, and to keep me from burning my hands. I simply used a silicone spatula to scoop some popcorn into the baller and pressed it together to form a ball.

 

Halloween Popcorn Balls

 

Another thing to note is that vegetable cooking spray is your friend. Trust me on this one.

Since I pushed popsicle sticks into my already shaped balls, it was important to grease my hands with cooking spray and scrunch the popcorn back into a tight ball around the stick.

See Also
Pumpkin Pancakes

 

Halloween Popcorn Balls

 

Halloween Popcorn Balls

About a Mom
4.84 from 6 votes
Course Dessert/Snack
Servings 9 balls

Ingredients
  

  • Popcorn Balls:
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 box orange flavored Jello 3oz
  • 1/4 c corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 cups popped popcorn approximately
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions
 

  • In microwavable bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.
  • Stir in jello and corn syrup.
  • Microwave again until it reaches a full boil (approximately 1 minute). Stir. Mix in baking soda. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour syrup mixture over popcorn (in a microwave safe bowl) until it's covered evenly. Mix well with a spatula until all kernels are coated evenly.
  • Microwave the coated popcorn for 30 seconds more.
  • Use a popcorn baller or well greased hands to form into balls. If desired, push a popsicle stick into the center of each ball. Allow balls to completely cool.
  • In a double broiler or in the microwave, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over balls. Allow to harden before serving.
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Halloween Popcorn Balls

Halloween Popcorn Balls

About a Mom
4.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients
  

Popcorn Balls:

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 box orange flavored Jello 3oz
  • 1/4 c corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 cups popped popcorn approximately

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Instructions
 

  • In microwavable bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.
  • Stir in jello and corn syrup.
  • Microwave again until it reaches a full boil (approximately 1 minute). Stir. Mix in baking soda. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour syrup mixture over popcorn (in a microwave safe bowl) until it's covered evenly. Mix well with a spatula until all kernels are coated evenly.
  • Microwave the coated popcorn for 30 seconds more.
  • Use a popcorn baller or well greased hands to form into balls. If desired, push a popsicle stick into the center of each ball. Allow balls to completely cool.
  • In a double broiler or in the microwave, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over balls. Allow to harden before serving.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
View Comments (40)
  • Hope you are Having a Great Day! I Can Tell you are Excited for the Fall; You Always have the Cutest Crafts & Recipes on Your Website! My Nephews Love Popcorn & Not Only Do I Think they Would Love These, I Actually Think they Would Enjoy Making These Too! I Love that You Have So Many Cool Recipes to Make Using Popcorn, Popcorn is a Fairly Affordable Product Too so I Really Appreciate this Post! Have a Blessed Day! Jana

  • 5 stars
    Wow! I love these. I never would’ve though of using jello to color the popcorn with. I’ll be making these for our neighborhood halloween party this year. They’re perfect kid size.

  • Thank you so much for attending week 8 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!
    Nicole

  • Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible.Yummy! Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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