When Lindsey and Will get together, they always beg to do a project.
This time they got together, they were hungry and bored….

Here was the remedy.
popcorn balls

Jello popcorn is tried and true around here. So easy. Surprisingly tasty.
I had orange jello on hand and happened to have some leftover candy from a candy mix bag.

Genius moment…. I actually had the stuff and didn’t have to run to the store.

Here’s the recipe:
In microwavable bowl, melt 1/2 c butter,
Stir in a 3oz. box of jello (orange in this case). and 1/4 cup corn syrup.
Microwave again until it reaches a full boil (try 1 min. then more if needed). Stir.
Mix in 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
Mix in 12 cups 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.

I had green laffy taffys, green sour licorice and green and brown tootsie rolls.
The brown miniatures were the stem and I found the green tootsie rolls were easy to form into the leaf.
pumpkin popcorn balls

It was fun, quick, kid friendly and cute.