Candy Corn Kix Mix Popcorn Balls

When I think of Halloween treats and candies, the first two things that come to mind are candy corn and popcorn balls. What I hadn’t realized until this past weekend is what a tasty treat these would be together! Unlike typical popcorn balls that are overly crunchy, these won’t require a visit the dentist because they stay soft and gooey thanks to a trick I learned from my mom! By adding a little gelatin, the popcorn balls stay soft and you get the added bonus of your favorite flavor and a dash of Halloween spirit with the soft orange color.

candy corn kix mix popcorn balls


  • 2 cups Kix cereal
  • 4 cups cooked popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups candy corn candies
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 10.5 oz mini marshmallows
  • 4 TBS orange flavored gelatin powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine Kix cereal, popcorn and candy corn.
  2. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt butter.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir until thoroughly coated in melted butter.
  4. Continue to stir until marshmallows are completely melted, add gelatin and mix well.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the cereal, popcorn, candy mixture. Combine.
  6. Allow the mix to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Coat your hands in shortening and form small balls with the mixture, about the size of the palm of your hand.
  8. Place balls on wax paper and cool.

kix halloween mixAs always, I like to prep all of my ingredients. To get this one started I pre-mixed the cereal, popcorn and candy corn in a big bowl so it would be ready to go.

After melting the butter and marshmallows, I added the orange gelatin which turned into a very Halloweenish orange color!

orange gelatin marshmallow

Once the popcorn mix is cooled it really helps to coat your hands in shortening to form the balls or you’ll end up looking like the marshmallow man with sticky bits all over your hands.

kix mix halloween balls

These Candy Corn Kix Mix Popcorn Balls really couldn’t be any simpler. Just cook, plate and serve!

kix mix candy corn popcorn balls

Disclosure – As part of the Platefull ad network and community, General Mills and Betty Crocker provided me with a gift card to purchase the ingredients.

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  1. Too bad I can’t get Kix here! I wonder if I can substitute it?

  2. They look great but no one in my house likes candy corn. Got a good substitution?

  3. Yum! I just told the kids we are making popcorn balls this next weekend, and I’m a candy corn fanatic, thanks Cat!

  4. These look so good Cat! You are so clever, and I am quite envious :)

  5. those sound yum!

  6. Looks yummy!

  7. That looks YUMMY!

  8. How unbelievably YUMALICIOUS those look! Can’t wait to try them!

  9. These are sooo cute! I’ll bet they taste great, too! Definitely something kids would love.

  10. Ooooh! Stumbling and bookmarking this one as well! Looks yummy-we’ll be trying this soon!

  11. These look yummy! I like Kix and I like Candy Corn so it works for me. Hopefully the kids will get a kick of them too!

  12. Congrats on the Betty Crocker nomination!!

  13. Dayna Park says:

    Just made these, and they were exactly as described- gooey, easy, and delicious! This was the perfect recipe, I hate popcorn balls that are too crunchy, crispy and…well…grown up! These were just right and kid-friendly. Thank you so much!!!

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