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Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

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popcorn ball recipe

Sweet, Fluffy & Just a Little Bit Sticky . . .

These popcorn balls are great for unofficial holidays like Tuesday, run-to-the-bank day, and, um, no pants day. Of course they’re perfect for birthday parties, movie nights and rainy days, too, but I’ll bet you already thought of that.

We love the sweet orange burst of flavor of our homemade gummies, but feel free to add your own twist to the recipe – candied orange peels, chocolate chips, and dried pineapple would all be delicious!

Note: As I mention in the recipe, these popcorn balls are chewy rather than crunchy. However, if you like a little crunch factor just leave them to dry for 24 hours or so.

Marshmallow Popcorn Ball Recipe

popcorn ball recipe


For the marshmallow creme:



1. Pop popcorn and put 8 cups into a large baking pan. Set two cups aside in a bowl.

2. Add gummy stars and chopped almonds to the baking pan

3. With the remaining ingredients whip up a batch of marshmallow creme using this recipe. Please note that you will be making a half batch, so use the proportions listed above instead of the ones in the recipe! Also, when they instruction say to pour the marshmallow creme into a pan you’ll want to pour it over the popcorn.

4. Rub your hands with butter and mix marshmallow with other ingredients thoroughly, adding extra popcorn until there is a thin coat of creme all over. What you’ll have at this point is a giant mess that falls apart easily. Don’t worry, just divide your mixture into small globs and place them on sheet of wax paper. After they’ve had about 20-30 minutes to set they’ll easily form into balls.

5. These popcorn balls are a bit chewy if eaten right away, but they become more crunchy if you let them dry out on the counter for about 24 hours.

popcorn ball recipe

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13 Responses to Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

  1. mandie says:

    We don’t have any popcorn…but we have puffed rice cereal…I wonder if that would work just as well?

  2. Katie says:

    These would perfect for kiddos to bring to school to share with their class on Valentine’s Day…plus I think my husband would LOVE these (in lieu of Rice Crispy Treats)! 😉

    — Katie

    • Heather says:

      That’s exactly what I was shooting for, Katie! I have to say I was disappointed that they turned out nothing like Rice Crispy treats, but they are pretty good!

  3. Maria says:

    I think I will make this for my daughter’s b-day party 😀 Question are the 10 cups of popcorn measured before or after poping the corn?

  4. Angela says:

    How many popcorn balls does this recipe make?

  5. Kira says:

    I’m wondering if they wouldn’t taste more like rice krispie treats with some butter? As I remember, the original recipe has melted butter…couldn’t hurt…

  6. maia says:

    Hi! Was this ok to give your children when you were in the process of saving their teeth? I’m trying to be strict but I’m trying to find portable snacks for the car and this looked good 😉


  7. Anastacia says:


    I just made your homemade marshmallows today – SOOO GOOD! Then I stumbled on this recipe and I’m wondering – can I melt the marshmallow I already made to incorporate it with the popcorn or will it not set again after its already set/cooled once. I know store bought marshmallow is different from homemade. Thanks!

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  9. Mimi says:

    Does your honey also taste slightly burned when it has reached soft ball stage? And how could I prevent this? Don’t want to waste my local raw honey

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