Thanksgiving is the time of year to give thanks. The characters and friends of Charlie Brown and Snoopy celebrated thanksgiving a bit different than many of us will but the thought and meaning was there. So they celebrated with popcorn, jelly beans, toast and pretzels I thought I would share a delicious popcorn treat with you. I am sure that your guest will not only be a bit surprised but love them as well.
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
20 cups of plain popped popcorn
3 oz box of strawberry-banana jello (or any other flavor)
medium size lollipop sticks
*yields about 24 popcorn balls
On the stove top, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Remove from stove and add jello mix, mix well. If you would like the flavor to me more subtle, use only 2oz of jello. Add mixture to popcorn and mix till well coated. Form into balls. Use about one cup of the popcorn mixture per ball. You'll want to work quickly. The mixture hardens up roughly the same way rice crispy treats do. With one hand hold onto the popcorn ball when you place the lolipop stick down the center of it. You might need to form the ball again, if it begins to break. Let set up for about an hour.