Recipe By Kraft
Published Nov 7th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 16 servings Calories 126.5

These popcorn balls can be any color or combination of flavors and colors–and they’re fun to make.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) bag JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 (3 ounce) package JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
  • 12 cups plain popped popcorn

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Microwave butter and marshmallows in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until marshmallows are puffed. Stir in gelatin mix until well blended.
  2. 2 Add to popcorn in large bowl; toss to coat.
  3. 3 Shape into 16 balls with greased or moistened hands.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 126.5
  • Carbohydrate 24.3 g
  • Cholesterol 7.6 mg
  • Fat 3.1 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 58.6 mg
  • Sugar 15.7 g

Chef's Notes

Instead of shaping popcorn mixture into balls, shape into other desired shapes.


  1. We have made these Jell-O Popcorn Balls for many years. We do orange and lime at Halloween. They are just the right amount of tangy and gooey. They are so easy to make that even the youngest grandchild has gotten to help make them. Popcorn Ball making is now a part of our family Halloween - Read more ...
  2. my girls and I made this recipe following the directions but used kettle corn and dumped the popcorn on cookie sheets and poured the marshmallows and jello mixture over the popcorn. my girls had a blast making the popcorn into balls. we used cherry and lime jello and will try different flavors. this recipe will - Read more ...
  3. Looks very easy. Would like to know is if I made these on a Friday with they be good for Sunday? I made these and they were very good. The only thing I did different was used sugar free jello and they were way too sweet. I will make these again but I will add - Read more ...
  4. Yes I will make it with either double the popcorn or a 1.4 oz pkg of gelatin. It was really sweet for my family.
  5. These were so cute and easy to make. The kids loved helping make these and when they were done we put each ball in a sandwich bag and tied with festive string as an early Valentine gift for our neighbor friends. Super easy and good. We got 13 small- medium balls out of the recipe.
  6. Followed the instruction and they turned out great. I made these to take to the office but I may have to make another batch. My family put a serious dent in this batch!
  7. Good and easy. Mistakenly bought the 6oz boxes of jello. Used 6 tablespoons of butter and same amount of marshmallows. Turned out well but the jello flavor was to strong. 3oz of jello is plenty. Used microwave popcorn. Standard 3oz bag produced about 8 cups of popped popcorn when the uncooked and half-cooked kernels were - Read more ...
  8. So easy. Used the method of cooking popcorn found on this site in a paper bag - one/half cup popcorn mixed with 3/4 tsp oil and placed in paper lunch bag folding the top over several times. In our microwave the popcorn cooked in 1 1/2 minutes but the directions say 2-3 minutes stopping when - Read more ...
  9. I have never made popcorn balls before, so I didn't know what to expect. I made these with my students this morning. They were easy for my fifth and sixth graders, and look very festive! We made three bowls, one green, one red and a white one with no Jello, and took some from each - Read more ...
  10. I LOVED this recipe! It was SO easy. I used Watermelon and Green Apple Jolly Rancher Jell-O and it turned out great! My class is going to love it. I like to cook my marshmallows over the stove with the butter simultaneously because I don't have a big enough bowl for the microwave. I melted - Read more ...

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