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four Orange Halloween popcorn pumpkin balls on a white serving tray
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Halloween Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

These simple and easy Halloween pumpkin popcorn balls are a fun Halloween treat that are perfect for any party and the kids will absolutely love them!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween,
Servings: 16 Balls
Calories: 563kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 3 oz orange Jello 1 box
  • 1/4 c corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 cups popped popcorn approx
  • 12 Tootsie Roll mini candies
  • Green candies- You can shape Starbursts green apple Tootsie Rolls, or Laffy Taffys. In the picture above we used green air heads. This is a "use whatever you can find" situation.

Instructions

Directions:

  • In microwavable bowl, melt 1/2 c butter.
  • Stir in jello and corn syrup.
  • Microwave again until it reaches a full boil (try 1 min. then more if needed). Stir.
  • Mix in baking soda. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in popcorn. (I never actually measure, I just add until its all covered evenly.)
  • Microwave the whole thing for 30 seconds more. (You can do more if you prefer it crispy instead of gooey.)
  • Then have the kids form them into balls. (We use plastic bags with a little non-stick spray on them as gloves for the kids.)
  • Add tootsie roll minis for the stems and shape your green candy for the leaf. Be sure to press the stem in while the popcorn ball is still warm and pliable.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 4mg