popcorn balls

Yesterday was a big day in our house- Frozen arrived!!! I’m sure the post man has never been greeted with such enthusiasm- those little hands could not rip open the package fast enough. This week, it was indeed “the little things”.
A special movie release called for a special snack for movie time, so popcorn balls it was! (Jazzed up with some blue sprinkles, of course.) The great thing about these popcorn balls is that they are a cinch to make, and they are soft and marshmallowy, perfect for little teeth. (I’m not sure that “marshmallowy” is a word- but it should be.)



popcorn balls
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn (12 cups popped)
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Pop popcorn and place it in a very large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the corn syrup, water, butter, powdered sugar, marshmallows, vanilla and salt. Over medium heat, stir until combined.
  3. Pour mixture over popcorn, and use a large spoon to fold in, being sure to evenly coat all of the popcorn.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
  5. Once cooled enough to handle, rub a dab of butter between your hands and quickly form the popcorn into balls. Place them on the wax paper to dry, and sprinkle immediately if desired.
  6. *A few tips- be sure your popcorn is cool before attempting to form balls- it's easy to burn your hands!
  7. If the popcorn is sticking to your hands and not forming well, wash hands, re-butter them and try again. Working quickly helps as well!
  8. You could add M&M's, pretzels, toffee, anything you would like to this recipe! It's great alone, or as a base!


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