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.
There are a few different versions of popcorn ball recipes out there. The traditional recipe is a little scary because you have to use a candy thermometer. But this one uses popcorn and marshmallows as the base. And the fun thing is that you can use different flavors of marshmallows. There are pink ones, tropical ones, and the plain version as well. Try all kinds of varieties out!
How to Make Popcorn Balls:
Popcorn balls are so easy and delicious – and you probably already have these items on hand! We always have popcorn and marshmallows in our pantry. Here’s what you need to make them:
- wax paper
- stockpot or large pot
- wooden spoon
Have you made rice krispy treats before? If you have, this recipe is the same idea except using popcorn!
This is the perfect recipe to make with your kids too. Since it’s so easy to do and they turn out great every time, you can have them go at it and they’ll be so proud of their work! Win/win for everyone.
Other Popcorn Recipes:
If you love this easy Popcorn Ball recipe, you’re going to love these other popcorn recipes. Please click each link below to find the easy, printable recipe:
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Popcorn Balls Recipe
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- 6 c popcorn popped
- 3 tbsp butter
- 8 oz marshmallows
- Melt butter in a large pot and add marshmallows.
- Take off the stove and add popped popcorn and stir.
- Let sit until cold to the touch.
- Butter up your hands and form balls.
- Place on wax paper to prevent from sticking together.
And here’s one quick 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.
How far in advance can I make these?
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!
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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!
How fun… and super cute for spring too! Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I’d love to have you come and share again today http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie
Holly @HollyPop Designs says
Definitely want to try that S’mores caramel Popcorn! Yummy!
Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker says
Oooo how yummy do these look, they’d be so cute as a treat for my daughters birthday. I’d love for you too link these up over at my link party :D
Yum! I will try these. thanks!
The cream cheese squares sound really good.
Can you please tell us how many ounces the package of marshmallows was?
Hi Loni- there was only one size at the store for that kind (the fruit kind) and it was 8 oz. Hope that helps!