Today I am sharing a recipe on How to Make Popcorn Balls which are a fun fall snack idea and can be enjoyed any season. Made easily in minutes, these tasty popcorn snacks are very portable too!
Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or just enjoying a quiet date night at home, these easy popcorn balls make a great Fall snack idea.
Hello Friends! How is your week going? We are enjoying the cool weather of the season and enjoying watching our sports. There is nothing like getting together with family and friends around the television to enjoy a good game or movie.
Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a fun fall dessert idea. These are great for Halloween parties, football parties, and even lunch box snacks.
Tips for making Popcorn Balls
They are super easy to make and chances are you have all the ingredients on hand. Before making these, gather all of your ingredients and also be sure to have waxed paper on hand. I like to use wax paper to wrap the popcorn balls so that they don’t stick.
You will want to make sure that you have some wax paper to help you roll up the balls. They are sticky when warm and using waxed paper to roll them into balls saves on time and clean up.
These are best made ahead of time so that they have time to cool and set.
You can embellish these with sprinkles and candy melts after they cool if you like.
This recipe requires the following ingredients:
Butter or margarine
Classic popcorn balls
Popcorn balls have been around since I was a kid and I remember that we used to actually get these as trick or treat snacks from the neighbors. All you do is melt ingredients on the stovetip,
And then add popped popcorn and shape.
Super simple and delicious!
For more great fall snack ideas, check out these easy recipes ideas:
Candied Popcorn Recipe – A great popcorn snack that we make all year round.
Fall Crispie Snack – A fun twist on the usual cereal snack recipe.
Fall Trail Mix – This fun blend of trail mix is just for fall.
Fall Snacks – all fall-themed snacks for the season.
Popcorn Balls Recipe
- 4 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add marshmallows, corn syrup, butter and sugar.
- Stir and heat until marshmallows are dissolved into the syrup mixture.
- Gradually add popped popcorn while stirring to coat, one cup at a time.
- Once all the popcorn has been added roll and mixture is cool enough to handle, roll into 3" or 4" balls using waxed paper to roll together and prevent popcorn from sticking to hands.
- Wrap each ball in waxed paper and let cool completely.
I love making popcorn balls on the stove, but you can also microwave the marshmallows too. I
like to make my popcorn balls small enough that a child could hole them, but you can make these larger if you want. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the popcorn balls have to fully set before enjoying.
How long to popcorn balls stay fresh?
Popcorn balls stay fresh 3-4 days if stored in a cool place. They are best eaten the same day they are prepared.
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