the Easiest Popcorn Balls EVER

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Pretty much these are the easiest kind of dessert you’ll ever make – 3 ingredient Popcorn Balls.  They take minutes to make but are sticky sweet.

Easiest Popcorn Balls Ever! Only 3 ingredients.

I found some news marshmallows- Jett Puffed Mallow Fruit Bites- and thought they’d be fun to try for this recipe.  That’s why these treats are pink.  But you could use whatever flavor you like.

Easy tip for less sticky popcorn balls
A quick little tip: roll out some wax paper and spray it with cooking spray.  Lay the popcorn balls down on the sprayed paper so that they don’t stick.

the Easiest Popcorn Balls EVER
Easy as 1-2-3 popcorn balls that taste great!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 6 c. popped popcorn
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg marshmallows
  1. Melt butter in a pan and add marshmallows.
  2. Take off the stove, add popped popcorn.
  3. Stir.
  4. Let sit until cold to touch.
  5. Butter up your hands and form balls.
  6. The end.

The perfect little quick dessert for the whole family:

3 ingredient Treats

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I linked this project up at some of these fun parties.


  1. Emily says

    These are our family Christmas tradition. As long as I can remember we have made red and green ones each year. My husband and I have kept up the tradition too. We did “family traditions” for our wedding favors and made these and Russian tea cookies (my husbands family tradition) along with a recipe card for each. We also add vanilla to the melted marshmallows. Everything is better with vanilla!

  2. Estera says

    Hi, can you tell me the serving size that this recipe for popcorn balls yields? I want to make 250 for wedding favors :-O trying to do the calculations of how much of each ingredient I need to buy! Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Loni- there was only one size at the store for that kind (the fruit kind) and it was 8 oz. Hope that helps!