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Holiday preparations are in full swing at our house – our Christmas tree is up, our presents are wrapped, and my daughter’s school holiday concert is later this week! And, the first of our family’s holiday gatherings is this coming weekend – so we’re already cooking up a storm!

Today we’re sharing a fun and festive holiday sweet treat – these Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls – that would be the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table! These popcorn balls are made with these great KRAFT products: JET PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows and JELL-O Gelatin and we found the recipe on

Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls - A Family Feast

In fact, is a great place to find delicious, easy, and fool-proof recipes – including desserts – that are so good, you can’t wait to share them!

These popcorn balls couldn’t be any easier to make – just melt the JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows in the microwave along with some butter, then stir in your favorite flavor of JELL-O Gelatin. Next, toss some popcorn with the marshmallow and JELL-O mixture and form into balls! Super simple and a delicious salty-sweet flavor!

Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls - A Family Feast

We made two batches of these Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls – one made with Strawberry flavored JELL-O and the other made with Lime flavored JELL-O – so we would have a festive collection of both red and green popcorn balls to share.  We also decided to wrap our popcorn balls in cellophane and tied with festive colored ribbons – and they make perfect stocking stuffers to share with your family!

So be sure to check out all of the great recipes on and make your holiday prep a lot easier this holiday season!

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Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls - A Family Feast

Festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 16 balls


  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
  • 3 qt. (12 cups) popped popcorn


  1. MICROWAVE butter and marshmallows in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Add dry gelatin mix; stir until blended.
  2. ADD to popcorn in large bowl; toss to coat.
  3. SHAPE into 16 balls with greased or moistened hands. Cool completely.


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  • Vetrel Smith wrote:

    Very sticky, didn’t spread onto popcorn easily or evenly. I had previously made them with corn syrup instead of marshmallows and they were much better. Perhaps needed information on what could go wrong

    • Martha wrote:

      Sorry you were disappointed in the recipe Vetrel.

  • Laverne Tylock wrote:

    I didn’t care for this they were kind of grainy from the jello and too sweet, i like the old fashion popcorn balls made from corn syrup better

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for your feedback Laverne! I’m sorry you were disappointed in the recipe.

  • Nita pekel wrote:

    I used to make these a lot, they are delicous. Orange is great for halloween

    • Martha wrote:

      Great idea Nita!

  • Amanda @ The Kitcheneer wrote:

    These are so fun! Perfect gifts for the office or anyone!

  • Melanie F. wrote:

    So much fun! My girls would love this. You come up with the coolest stuff!

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) wrote:

    These little bites are so adorable! They are classic Christmas!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    I LOVE popcorn balls. It always reminds me of Christmas.

  • Renee – Kudos Kitchen wrote:

    I’m sure the kids will go wild for these at the holidays.

  • foodwanderings wrote:

    I have seen popcorn with marshmallows but never with Jello. I bet it’s such a great project to do with the kids.

  • Bea wrote:

    Oh, how cute and super fun are those little popcorn balls. My kids would love them.

  • Rose | The Clean Dish wrote:

    Love all the colors!! What a fun and original idea!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea wrote:

    You are SO clever!!! What fun popcorn balls—and in Xmas colors too!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Carol!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking wrote:

    These are so festive looking! I bet they’re fun to make, too. 🙂

  • kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox wrote:

    My son and his friends would love these….so festive!

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious wrote:

    so fun!

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    How fun! These would be perfect for my children’s school Christmas party this week!

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    Oh, how I love fun food. And Jell-O…and popcorn. So this is a total win!

  • Ginny McMeans wrote:

    How fun! My niece is coming this week. Guess what we’re making!

  • Festive is right! These look like the perfect thing to make with kids for Christmas!

  • [email protected] Mom wrote:

    What a super cute idea for the kids to help with and enjoy!

  • Stephanie @ Back for Seconds wrote:

    What a fun idea! My kids would love these!

  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    I never would have thought to use Jell-O in this way. I’ll be my kids would have a great time making these!

  • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife wrote:

    I love the green ones! What an awesome idea to use the jello to color them!

  • Kate @ Diethood wrote:

    My lil’ ones would go bananas for these!! SO CUTE! I’d have to hide a few for myself, of course.

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom wrote:

    These are sooo festive! I can see so many uses for this recipe…football season, 4th of July…yay!!!

  • Lora @cakeduchess wrote:

    Too cute and festive as a holiday project and super fun gift idea!!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom wrote:

    We’re in full holiday swing as well. . I can’t believe we’re only 10 days from christmas. . when I say that out loud, I can’t believe it!! LOVE these festive JELL-O Popcorn Balls. . my kids would LOVE these!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  • The Food Hunter wrote:

    it always amazes me all the fun things you can do with jello

  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

    I like how you can make these any flavor. So versatile!

  • Heather / girlichef wrote:

    These are so fun and festive, what a great idea! I bet my kiddos would like to get in on this action.

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