How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
What a fun party treat these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls make and the kids love them. I had made a batch for a Valentine’s Day Party table I put together and turned mine pink, but you can leave them plain or use any other fun color to match your party theme.
OH did I mention how tasty they are? Reminds me of a Rice Krispy Treat just instead of the rice krispies it is popcorn. They are made a bit differently, but the concept is pretty much the same. Yes of course I am going to show you step by step how they are made, that is how I roll folks!!
You find that there are so many different recipes for Popcorn Balls out there to make these, but this is the one I used.
Here is what I used to make these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls:
- 3/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 2 tsp Cold Water
- 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Cup Large Marshmallows
- 18-20 Cups Popped Popcorn
- Food Coloring (optional)
Now let me show you how to make them…
Pop up your Popcorn and place in a large bowl. I used an Air Popper and it was about 3/4 Cups or so of unpopped kernels to get the 18-20 Cups of Popcorn needed for this recipe.
In a pot over medium heat combine Corn Syrup, Butter, Water, Sugar, Marshmallows and Food Coloring if you desire (I added some Pink to turn mine, uh Pink)
Heat that and continue to stir until it comes to a boil.
Next just pour that over your popped popcorn and mix it up with a spoon.
Tip: Before sticking your hands in to mix it all up grease them with some shortening or cooking spray so they will not stick to your hands.
Then dive in, mix it up and quickly shape them into balls.
That’s it!!! Easy or what?
If you are not serving them up right away just individually wrap them up in plastic wrap or baggies. You can also add sticks in them too to create Popcorn Ball Pops, but I like them just as is.
I cannot believe I had never made these before, it was fun and again the kids loved them and honestly so do I – Yum Yum Yum.
Take a look at them in action here: Bear Hug and Kisses Valentine’s Day Party Theme