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How to make popcorn balls
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Popcorn Balls

Steps to make a fun popcorn treat recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
1 hour
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 274kcal
Cost: 2


  • medium saucepan or medium pot
  • wooden spoon
  • Wax paper


  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Pop popcorn using method of choice.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, marshmallows, and corn syrup.
  • Stir and heat until marshmallows are dissolved into the syrup mixture.
  • Gradually add popped popcorn to the marshmallow mixture while stirring to coat, one cup at a time.
  • Remove any un-popped popcorn kernels from the popcorn and discard.
  • Once all the popcorn has been added roll and the popcorn mixture is cool enough to handle.
  • Form balls by rolling popcorn mixture into 3-inch popcorn balls using waxed paper to roll together and prevent popcorn from sticking to hands.
  • Wrap each ball in waxed paper and let cool completely.


  • They are super easy to make and chances are you have all the ingredients on hand. Before making these, gather all of your ingredients beforehand.
  • 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. You can also grease hands with a little butter as another option.
  • Store in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 2mg