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An inexpensive fun treat for many occasions is popcorn balls. This page contains popcorn ball recipes.


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May 23, 2006


  • 1/2 bag of popcorn (light, healthy or lowfat)
  • 1/2 of 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp. light butter


Microwave popcorn (set aside). Melt butter add marshmallows and microwave until they look puffy (about 1 minute or so.) Stir to completly melt marshmallows then pour the melted mixture over the popcorn and carefully mix until it's coated. This makes 6 balls.

1 Ball is 113 calories, 1.6 G fat, 25 carbs, 2g fiber, 1 g protein = 2 weight watcher points


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November 30, 20070 found this helpful

Take 1 cup of light corn syrup and 1/2 cup of sugar. Bring to hard boil. Add 1 small (3 oz.) box of Jello (dry) to syrup. Mix well. Pour over 4-5 Quarts of pop corn. Mixture will be HOT. Cool slightly and grease your hands. Form balls the size you like. Wrap each one in saran wrap to keep soft.

These are so yummy everyone loves them. I have never used lemon Jello but the cherry, orange, black cherry, lime, raspberry and strawberry are wonderful. They look so pretty in a bowl on the table with all the different colors.


Each recipe makes around 18 balls depending on the size you make.

By Leanna Lee from Dayton, PA

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By 0 found this helpful
June 22, 2006

These yummy popcorn balls are easy to make and are perfect for a snack or even a bake sale.



Sprinkle salt over popped corn. Cook butter, syrup and sugar to 275 degrees F on candy thermometer and pour over corn, stirring constantly. Dip hands in cold water and shape popcorn into balls. Makes 12.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 31, 2011


  • vegetable spray
  • 4 cups popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup multicolored gumdrops, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
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  • 3 Tbsp. margarine


Spray large bowl with vegetable spray. Combine popcorn, gumdrops and peanuts in bowl. Combine marshmallows and margarine in large saucepan, and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn, candy, and nuts, toss until coated. With buttered hands, shape popcorn mixture into 8 balls. Work quickly to shape balls before mixture cools and hardens. Allow to set until serving time.

Variation: Use Gummy Bears, M&Ms, small fruit snacks, or other colorful additives instead of gumdrops.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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By 0 found this helpful
October 22, 2010

How do you make chocolate covered popcorn balls and caramel or toffee popcorn balls?

By Tricia from Daytona Beach, FL


October 23, 20100 found this helpful

from this website:
http://chocoley  vered-recipe.htm
I found this:
3 Easy Steps To Making Caramel Popcorn Balls:


Step 1: Make your popcorn or you can use pre-made bagged popcorn (We recommend using gourmet mushroom popcorn from Just Poppin').
Step 2: Melt Chocoley Caramel and mix it with popcorn in a large bowl (until all of the popcorn is coated).
Step 3: Shape into balls of desired size. Set on a heavy weight dipping sheet lined tray in the refrigerator to harden.
That's it. Really, it's that easy!

To turn your popcorn ball into a ready-to-eat
Halloween Treat:
Step 1: Melt your favorite flavor of Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping & Enrobing Chocolate or Indulgence Ultra Couverture Dipping & Enrobing Chocolate according to the directions that came with your chocolate.
Step 2: Add black chocolate coloring oil to the chocolate and stir. Make sure that the coloring oil is not cold. If you need to, put the coloring oil in a sealed plastic bag and immerse it in hot water for a few minutes. (Black is the only color you can use with dark or milk chocolate. Other colors can only be used with white chocolate).


Step 3: Dip the popcorn ball into the chocolate and place onto heavy weight dipping sheets or a lined cookie sheet.

Step 4: Allow the chocolate to set up in the refrigerator.

Step 5: Decorate with white Chocoley Drizzle & Design Chocolate colored with orange coloring coloring oil.

Hope it works for you!
Happy Halloween!

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 1/2 cups popping corn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white syrup
  • 1 pkg. gelatin (3oz.)
  • food coloring


Pop the corn. Mix sugar, syrup, gelatin, and food coloring. Bring to a rolling boil. Pour over popped corn and form into balls.


Tip: Buttered hands will help when making balls.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 15, 20090 found this helpful

A few years back someone brought popcorn balls to a party. They said they were so easy to make. I am thinking they used Marshmallow cream. Has anyone got an easy recipe for pop corn balls?

Judy from San Angelo, TX


Popcorn Balls

This is the easiest popcorn recipe ever!

Pop two bags of microwave popcorn and put into large bowl. Place one bag of miniature marshmallows with 1/4 cup butter (or margarine) in bowl in microwave and microwave on High for 1 1/2 minutes. Take out, stir well and pour over popcorn and shape into balls. Takes only minutes, sometimes I add some smarties as well (12/08/2006)

By Ruth

Popcorn Balls

I just use the rice Krispies bar recipe but use popcorn instead of cereal also add a small box dry jello for color and flavor. Cherry makes it pretty at Christmas. Popcorn Balls are softer to bite into (12/08/2006)

By Linda

Popcorn Balls

A caution with popcorn balls, no matter how you pop the corn, make sure you get all of the unpopped kernels out before you make the popcorn balls. Shaking the corn helps send them to the bottom and scooping out the corn at the top into another bowl will help with this.(12/08/2006)

By Susan Sanders-Kinzel

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April 15, 20090 found this helpful


  • 1 bag popped microwave popcorn with unpopped kernels removed.
  • 1 bag Kraft caramel squares
  • 2 Tbsp. water


Take 2 Tbsp. of water put in pan with 22 unwrapped caramel squares and cook over low heat, stirring until smooth (no lumps) Careful, you can scorch the caramel. In large mixing bowl, put popcorn in and pour caramel over it. Gently stir until caramel is coating the popcorn. Then form into small 3 inch diameter balls and set to finish cooling on wax paper. You can usually get about 8 to 10 popcorn balls from this recipe. (12/16/2006)

By beekeeper66

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April 15, 20090 found this helpful


  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • regular sized marshmallows


Add all of the above ingredients in the top section of a double boiler and heat until marshmallows are melted. Make sure you continuously stir the mixture. Turn burner to low after the marshmallows are melted and while the popcorn continues to pop.

Pop about 1/3 of a cup of popcorn in an air popper or on the stove top. Seperate the unpopped kernels, putting the popped kernels into a large bowl. Use some pot holders to pick up the liquid mixture to pour over the popped corn.

Let the popcorn and liquid mixture cool a bit so you don't burn yourself, then make into balls using your hands. If you rinse your hands after each ball, it helps keep your hands from sticking to the popcorn ball.

This makes about six 2"-3" diameter popcorn balls. (12/09/2008)

By Nichole

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December 6, 20060 found this helpful

Place sugar, syrup, water, and salt in pan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking until syrup forms brittle ball in water. Add vanilla and vinegar.

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