Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Popcorn Balls

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Popcorn Balls

Yield: 8 balls (4-inch)

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Ingredients
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons (1/2 of a 3-ounce box) orange gelatin dessert mix
  • Candy corn, jellybeans and sour green apple candy sticks, licorice string, dried fruit, etc.
     
Directions
  1. Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Stir in marshmallows and gelatin dessert powder until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.  Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated.
  3. Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into balls.  Place balls on wax paper.  Press candy decorations into balls to form eyes, a stem and a Jack-O-Lantern grin.  Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap for storage.  Add a ribbon tie to plastic wrap as a decorative closure.
Notes

Clean-up tip: Soak saucepan before cleaning.

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