Popcorn Balls are a favorite among many for classroom parties or to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I started helping make them as a child and hope that one day my daughter can help me make them. With just a few ingredients and some creative packaging, you can have some yummy popcorn balls that look just as good as they taste.
- 1/2 c Unpopped Popcorn & 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil (If using air popper) or 1 Bag of Microwave Popcorn
- 6 Tbsp Butter
- 5 c Marshmallows (mini work best for melting)
- Grease a 9″x13″ baking dish with butter.
- Pop the popcorn and weed out unpopped kernels and old maids. Place the popcorn in the baking dish.
- Melt butter and marshmallows in the microwave. I do this in 30 second intervals to make sure I get it melted without burning or over-cooking the mixture.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and let cool. It is important to mix around the mixture with a spoon, but do not touch when it is hot or else you will burn your hands.
- Put butter on the palms of your hands and form the popcorn into balls. I always add more butter to my hands in-between the rolling of each ball. If your hands aren’t greasy enough, the marshmallow mixture will stick to your fingers and you won’t be able to form the balls correctly.
- After you are finished rolling the balls, add them into sandwich bags or plastic wrap to store.
This batch usually makes between 6-8 popcorn balls, depending on how large you roll them.
Ideas: Popcorn balls on a stick. Add food coloring to make colored popcorn balls. Tie up the bags with a pretty ribbon. Add peanuts, or M&Ms to your popcorn balls.
What creative ways will you dress up your popcorn balls this year?