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Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Kory H.

"These are very easy popcorn balls to make. The marshmallows make them similar to crispy rice cereal bars that are so popular. Made with marshmallows, these are sweet, crispy, and chewy. Everyone's favorite combination!"
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30 m servings 237 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 popcorn balls)


  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.
  3. Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.
  4. Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.
  5. Form popcorn into 8 balls.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 209 Ratings

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These were FANTASTICALLY EASY!! I'm the Queen of Short Cuts so here's my take- I made them according to the directions, but added about 1/4 t. of Mexican vanilla to the Marshmallows while meltin...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was very easy and quick. But, the taste was sort of bland. I used no butter microwave popcorn. My young child liked it in bits and pieces. Next time I would add more butter and salt.

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These were FANTASTICALLY EASY!! I'm the Queen of Short Cuts so here's my take- I made them according to the directions, but added about 1/4 t. of Mexican vanilla to the Marshmallows while meltin...

This may seem weird, but add a small box of flavored jello to the marshmallow mix. My mother used to make them that way when I was a kid. I loved loved loved them. You can also add 1/2 cup br...

My family made this all of the time growing up. For a little more of a chewey caramel flavor, we would melt together 2 cubes of butter and 2 cups of brown sugar to an almost carmelized point bef...

If you like more caramel taste... I used 4 cups marsh. 1 cup caramel bits 1 teas. vanilla and these are more caramel less rice krispie like. Very good. They set up perfect. I have made these bot...

These are soooo yummy, and way easier than traditional popcorn balls. It's even easier if you use microwave popcorn - I used 2 bags of Kettle Corn, which made them nice and sweet. My classmate...

I didn't have time to make this recipe into balls so I just pressed it down into the pan and cut it into squares! I also added salted peanuts to it which my kids (and husband) loved! :)

I originally was looking for a simple popcorn coating for a quick midnight snack, but I came across this recipe and since I had the marshmallows on hand, I thought, "why not?" I'm glad that I d...

I make this with Reeces Pieces and form it in a bundt pan. The kids love popcorn cake!

These were so easy to make! My 4 yr. old helped me and we added some orange coloring and chocolate sprinkles for Halloween. I used a bag of microwave popcorn and it seemed like there was too muc...