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Popcorn Ball Landscaping: Creative Gingerbread House Ideas

Updated: Oct 12

Hip Hip Hurray for Jell-o Popcorn Balls! The perfect addition to gingerbread house landscaping!

Growing up, my mom made us kids Jell-O popcorn balls as a treat. Cherry was my favorite! Never did I realize I would use that same recipe for landscaping for a gingerbread house!

10 cups popped popcorn

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 3oz package of Jell-O (lime works best for landscaping)

1. Make sure your popcorn is popped. Place in a very large mixing bowl.

2. Combine corn syrup and sugar into a pot.

3. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until boiling. Add small box of Jell-O (3 oz). Mix well.

4. Pour HOT mixture evenly over popcorn. Using a wooden spoon, stir mix to distribute the Jell-O mixture well into the popcorn.

5. Keep stirring until cool enough to handle. With WELL BUTTERED hands, form your popcorn mixture into trees or bushes.

I made lime Jell-O popcorn balls to make this large tree for the Santa Express Train.


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