Pumpkin Popcorn Balls {A Guest Post from Deb at Cooking on the Front Burner}

Today I have Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner here with a great recipe for Halloween.  I can’t wait to try making these Pumpkin Popcorn Balls with my son.  I hope you enjoy this post and thanks so much to Deb for stopping by!

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Hi, this is Deb and I blog over at  Cooking on the Front Burner and happy to be here today while Alyssa is tending to her new son!  Congrats to Alyssa and her family with their new bundle of joy!

Since Halloween is just around the corner (and already fall!), I thought it would be fun to have a kid-friendly recipe that, not only they might like, but can also help out with.  My kids are grown up and gone but in a couple years my granddaughter will be ready to help me so I’ll be holding onto this recipe for future use.  I love having little kitchen helpers!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 box orange flavored jello (3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unpopped pop corn (popped and be sure to remove unpopped kernals)
  • Mini toosties roll candies
  • Green Laffy Taffy – rolled and cut into leaves


  • Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl(large enough to also hold popcorn)
  • Stir in the corn syrup and jello and mix well
  • Place back in microwave and cook about 1 minute until it comes to a full boil (add more time if necessary)
  • Stir them mix in the baking soda and continuing stirring for 2 minutes
  • Add popcorn and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Wearing disposable gloves (or baggies on your hands) shape into about 4-5 balls*. (use cooking spray to coat gloves or bags)
  • Place tootsie roll in center with still warm and add leaf on side
  • These will set up in about 2 hours

( *Let the balls set up a bit and reshape if needed)

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Thanks for having me Alyssa and hope things are going well for you!




  1. These look fabulous. I’m sure my sons will love these popcorn balls. Thanks for this recipe.

  2. These are absolutely adorable! I love the tootsie roll stems – so cute!


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