Easiest Recipe for Popcorn Balls

Easiest Popcorn Ball Recipe at PagingSupermom.com

Fall always puts me in the mood for popcorn balls! A traditional caramel popcorn recipe could have you fussing with a thermometer and standing over the stove stirring for what might seem like forever, which is why I adore this shortcut recipe. The secret is the marshmallows — this is as easy to make as rice krispy treats and incredibly delicious.

:: 2 sticks butter
:: 1 cup brown sugar
:: 1/2 bag (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows
:: 2 bags microwave popcorn

Pop both bags of popcorn (do you know our microwave popcorn trick?!), then pour into a large mixing bowl. Be careful to leave out any un-popped kernels. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then stir in brown sugar and marshmallows. Continue stirring until marshmallows have melted and the ingredients are well combined. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and mix well.

Once cooled shape into balls or as darling corn cobs like we did here. After washing and drying your hands, coat fingers with a tiny bit of vegetable oil to prevent sticking. Grab a couple heaping handfuls of popcorn mixture and press together to form your balls or cobs.

Of course you can also just eat up the Caramel Popcorn right then and there — since this recipe is quick and uses ingredients we always have on hand, it’s our go-to family game night treat!

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

7 thoughts on “Easiest Recipe for Popcorn Balls”

  1. Perfect timing! There’s a school bake sale coming up in two days, I’m going to make little individual packages.
    Should I make it the day of the sale, or can I make it the night before?


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