1 Cup Karo Syrup
1 Box of Your Favorite Jell-o
(Consider what occasion you are making it for as that you can match up the colors you might desire)
1/2 Cup Sugar
Mix well until it becomes a hot thick silky syrup.
An apron is recommended as well as a few extra strips of wax paper covering counter tops is advised until you hit your stride an feel confident your not going to make a huge sticky mess.
I like to pop my own popcorn using an air popper.
That way I can control the amount of butter and salt that is being used.
We prefer this recipe with the least amount of butter possible.
When your sugar Jell-o mixture is ready,
quickly add 10 cups of Popcorn into your pot mixing the whole time.
I find if I have my popcorn set up in 3- 3 1/4 cup batches ready to dump in it makes it a little bit easier to keep mixing and get all of my popcorn coated.
Get your hands wet or spray them with Pam
Start forming your popcorn balls in your desired size.
There is even a Popcorn Baller you can purchase.
I’ve never felt like I needed more than my own buttered hands to shape these quickly but who knows the popcorn Baller might actually make Simple Popcorn Balls even simpler!
Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
I often will use a small plastic spatula to help scrap the bowl and mix it. I always butter or grease my spatula first.
You may insert your stick, dip it in chocolate, roll it in sprinkles, chocolate chips or tie a bow on them and watch with delight when they make everyone’s face brighten.
Bring them to the bake sale, to the party, for fun because they are Simple Popcorn Balls to make.
If you have your wax paper lined cookies sheets already prepped and your popcorn nicely measured out, your process will be much more successful.
ALWAYS wash your pot and the spatula that you used IMEDIATLY!!!
If you use hot water and soap just after your project is finished, then your clean up will be a snap.
If you wait even 20 minutes, your mix will harden and make it a HUGE pain in the butt to clean.
They are not as labor intensive or messy as they seem!
If you desire a darker color or a color that you can’t seem to find in Jell-o you may always use food coloring to achieve your desired results.
I like to spread a thin layer of coated popcorn across a wax paper lined cookie sheet and wait for it to harden, break it apart and serve in a candy dish!
Super Simple Popcorn Balls- fun for ALL seasons!
Fun as a gift, for a special occasion or just for the fun of watching someone get excited about such an AWESOME treat!
Enjoy an old favorite,
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