Fruity Popcorn Balls

These Fruity Popcorn Balls are a fun and colorful treat, perfect for parties or snacking! Made with just sugar, corn syrup, flavored Jell-O, and popcorn, they're easy to whip up. The recipe involves creating a sweet, sticky coating with Jell-O, drizzling it over popped popcorn, and shaping them into vibrant, glossy balls. Great for involving kids in the kitchen, these popcorn balls are customizable with different Jell-O flavors for a rainbow of colors.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 3-ounce package of Jell-O (any flavor)
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn


Making a Concoction. Begin by creating a sweet concoction in your saucepan. Combine a cup of sugar and a cup of corn syrup, stirring them together over medium heat.

Melding the Sweetness. Once the mix reaches a hard boil, take it off the heat. Here’s where the magic happens: stir in a package of Jell-O until it’s completely dissolved, turning your syrup into a colorful elixir.

Colorful Concoction. Pour this vibrant mixture over 4 quarts of popped popcorn. This is the moment to channel your inner artist, thoroughly and quickly mixing the ingredients, ensuring every popcorn piece gets its share of the spotlight.

Artful Mixing. Now, with buttered hands (because, let’s face it, sticky hands are a no-go), form this sticky, sweet popcorn into balls.

Crafting the Balls. Let these glossy orbs cool on a baking rack or a greased cookie sheet, and then wrap them individually in clear plastic wrap or waxed paper for a grand reveal later. 

Serving Suggestions. Fruity Popcorn Balls are a hit at any gathering, especially with kids. Serve them as a playful dessert or a snack during movie nights. Each batch yields about 10-12 balls, depending on the size you make them. For added fun, make multiple batches with different Jell-O flavors and colors, creating a rainbow display that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat. These treats are not just food; they’re conversation starters!

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