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Jack-o'-Lantern Popcorn Balls

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Makes 12 servings.

Trick or treat! These popcorn balls have come dressed as pumpkins—thanks to orange-flavor gelatin and stems made from gumdrops.

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  • Microwave butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Stir in gelatin until well blended.
  • Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn in large bowl; mix well. Shape into 12 balls with lightly greased or moistened hands.
  • Top each ball with a gumdrop piece to resemble pumpkin stem. Decorate with melted chocolate to resemble jack-o'-lantern faces.

Special Equipment Needed


Use 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Orange Tangerine Flavor Gelatin.

Food Facts

One-half cup unpopped popcorn kernels equals about 4 cups popped corn.

Safe Halloween School Treats

Let your kids bring these spooky popcorn balls to school for a Halloween treat. Wrapped individually in plastic wrap, they are easy to transport, require no refrigeration and will be safe to eat all day long.


  • Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 12 servings.
Calories 190
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 85mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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