Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
This makes a chewy popcorn ball, as opposed to the crunchy ones you usually find.
- 1 cup unpopped popcorn
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup miniature marshmallow
- 1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- food coloring
- Pop popcorn.
- Place in large bowl.
- Place all ingredients except for food coloring in saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to full, rolling boil.
- Remove from heat.
- Add desired amount of food coloring.
- Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat well.
- Shape into balls with buttered hands.
These were a great treat for my niece's halloween party at school.I made 3 batches and did'nt have any left.Very easy to make and kids and adults both enjoyed them.
Yummy! Made these tonight for Halloween of course. Used to have these same kind as a kid made by my classmates mom. Made them orange and used 1 cup confectioners sugar less than called for and they turned out sweet enough. Also didn't have all white corn syrup so used some golden, oh and margarine rather than butter. For those who don't buy confectioners sugar in a box, 16 oz is 3 1/2 cups by weight, so I used 2 1/2 cups and it was plenty. Also, did the gloves and cold water to shape into balls and it worked great. My family has already put in orders for Remembrance Day and Christmas. Thanks
I made these today for a party with six Kindergarten girls. They chose the color (pink) and made all sorts of shapes. I found they the popcorn did not harden too quickly, which was perfect for this age. We stuck large, straight pretzels in the balls and used candy corn for garnish. Popcorn Lollipops! Good flavor and super-easy. I will definitely make these again.