Rainbow Popcorn Balls


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small box strawberry or lime Jell-O
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • Red or green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn


  1. Pop popcorn in 3 tablespoons oil. Turn the popped corn into bowl and add peanuts.
  2. In a 1-quart saucepan combine corn syrup and sugar. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar dissolves. Without stirring, bring mixture to a full rolling boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add Jell-O. Stir until dissolved and add food coloring.
  4. Pour over popcorn and mix.
  5. Butter hands and form into balls.