Be My Valentine Popcorn Balls - Carolina Country

Be My Valentine Popcorn Balls

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Be My Valentine Popcorn Balls

Not unlike Rice Krispie treats but sub popcorn for cereal and add Jell-O® for flavor. Wrap them in cute Valentine treat bags to give as gifts or store in a container. No refrigeration needed.


  • 1 box (3-ounce) cherry Jell-O (any red flavor; used as powder)

  • 5 tablespoons butter (plus extra for hands)

  • 1 bag miniature marshmallows  

  • 12–13 cups popcorn (depending on how gooey you like it)


  1. Pop the popcorn and dump into a big bowl. Melt the butter in a large pan over low heat on the stove. Add the marshmallows, stirring until melted and combined. Pour in the dry Jell-O powder and mix well.

  2. Drizzle mixture over popcorn and combine until nice and pink. Butter your hands well and moving quickly, shape the popcorn into tennis-ball-sized spheres.

Recipe courtesy of

Joan McGillem of Havelock, a member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative

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