Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grandma's Popcorn Balls

1/2 C. white or brown sugar
1 C. white Karo syrup
1 small box of Jello
5-6 Q. popcorn

A simple, frugal way to make the popcorn, thanks to a tip from Frugal Friday: Put 1/3 C. popcorn kernels in a small brown paper lunch bag. Fold the top over and tape with one piece of scotch tape. Cook in microwave until pops are 4 or more seconds apart (my microwave takes 1 minute and 30 seconds). Make 3-4 brown bags of popcorn and dump the popcorn into a large pot.

Combine sugar and Karo syrup in sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in small box of Jello. Be sure to separate the popcorn from the unpopped kernels otherwise the popcorn balls will be filled with little seeds that will try to break the recipients' teeth! Pour the mixture over the popcorn. Stir well. Lay the popcorn on wax paper and serve as is (like caramel corn) or coat your hands in butter and shape the popcorn into balls and set on wax paper to harden. Store popcorn in airtight container or hardened popcorn balls in Ziploc bags


FishMama said...

Those look so festive! Yummy!

Heather said...

We are definitely going to make these! I've been wanting to do them for a while; the girls will love it!

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