Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Strawberry-Banana Popcorn Ball Recipe

I made popcorn balls for a birthday tea party. Since popcorn balls always leave your hands sticky, I decided to make some on sticks. It ended up working out quite well and made for a nice presentation. Then I just placed them is small cellophane bags and tied on ribbon.

The nice thing about the popcorn ball recipe is that you can make the balls any flavor. I think these would look great orange with some added black licorice for jack-o-lanterns. Maybe I'll make some for Halloween if I get the chance.

recipe below

1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
20 cups of plain popped popcorn
3 oz box of strawberry-banana jello (or any other flavor)

medium size lollipop sticks

*yields about 24 popcorn balls

1. On the stove top, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil.

2. Remove from stove and add jello mix, mix well. If you would like the flavor to me more subtle, use only 2oz of jello.

3. Add mixture to popcorn and mix till well coated.

4. Form into balls. Use about one cup of the popcorn mixture per ball. You'll want to work quickly. The mixture hardens up roughly the same way rice crispy treats do.

5. With one hand hold onto the popcorn ball when you place the lolipop stick down the center of it. You might need to form the ball again, if it begins to break. Let set up for about an hour.


ms firefly said...

what a sweet treat! i would love to eat one popcorn on a stick!

Liz said...

Yummy! I've never seen a recipe using jello before - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I see some blue ones in my future.

Renna said...

What a great idea, to use the jellow flavoring!

Alexis said...

My girls are going to go crazy for those!

Pea said...

What a lovely idea !

mushroommeadows said...

yummy!!! :)

Toxiferous said...

Oh, yum! Those look so beautiful!

nobu said...

It has a nice colour, Kawaii!!

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