Pop-a-rif-ic Popcorn Balls

Makes 14
Cook Time:5 mins
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Classic popcorn ball recipe uses marshmallow for an easy treat the kids will love!

Ingredients

3 quartspopped popcorn (unsalted)
1 (1-pound) packagemarshmallows
1/4/ cupbutter or margarine

Directions

  1. Place popped popcorn (make sure to remove unpopped kernels) in a large bowl.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook marshmallows and butter or margarine over low heat until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour over popcorn, tossing gently to mix well. Cool 5 minutes.
  4. Butter hands well and form 2 1/2 inch balls. Makes about 14 balls.

Variations:

  1. To color the popcorn balls, add a few drops of food coloring to the smooth marshmallow mixture. Mix well to distribute color evenly, then pour over popcorn as instructed.
  2. Mix in candies, nuts or dried fruit after mixing popcorn and melted marshmallows mixture. Stir to distribute, then form into balls.
  3. Place nonpareils in a shallow bowl or plate. Roll popcorn balls in nonpareils after forming.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board