Marshmallow Popcorn Ball Recipe for Kids

Makes 12 popcorn balls

Gooey marshmallow goodness is soley reserved for rice cereal in these candy flavored popcorn balls. This recipe can be altered with a few drops of food coloring to make rainbow popcorn balls for any occasion.


3 quartsJOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter® or Butter Microwave Pop Corn, popped
1/4 cupbutter or margerine
10 ouncesmarshmallows
optionalvegetable food coloring


Put the popped popcorn in large bowl or pan; set aside. In heavy saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows on low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. If you wish, add food coloring to the melted marshmallow mix and stir until the color is blended. Pour mixture over popcorn and mix carefully until popcorn is well coated. Press into balls using the JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn Ball Maker, or butter your hands to protect them from the heat and shape as you wish. Microwave Magic: Put popped popcorn in large pan or bowl; set aside. In large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on HIGH until butter is melted, about 30 to 45 seconds. Add marshmallows. Microwave on HIGH until marshmallows look puffy, about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Stir to completely melt marshmallows (CAREFUL — the mixture will be HOT!). Now pour melted marshmallows over the popcorn and mix carefully until the popcorn is coated.