Holiday M&m's Popcorn Balls

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Marsha D.

Found this recipe in the Paula Deen's Holiday Baking Magazine and wanted to keep the recipe for christmas treats and gifts. The recipe is for using the microwave but this can also be made on stove top.

Top Review by Suzie

Made for P-A-R-T-Y December, 09 Event. I haven't had this much fun since my mud-pie making days. Haven't even SEEN let alone EATEN a popcorn ball since Halloween about 47 years ago. Corralled my 8 yr. old grand-daughter, and we scurried off to the kitchen for one sticky, gooey, ooo-ey good time. Sooo easy to make. So CUTE with the M&M's, too. Will definitely be making these again. Heck, I might even make some mud-pies, too. Thanks so much for the recipe, Marsha AND the good time Haley Rose and I had making them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pop the kettle corn in the microwave as directed on package. Remove unpopped kernels.
  2. Microwave Method:.
  3. In a large bowl, combine marshmallows and butter. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each until marshmallows are melted and smooth (about 2 minutes)
  4. Add popcorn, stirring to coat.
  5. Cool 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in M&M's. Let set for 5 minutes.
  7. Dip hands in cold water and form mixture into 10 balls.
  8. Store popcorn balls in individual plastic bags at room temperature.
  9. Stove Top Method:.
  10. Melt butter in a large pot and add marshmallows.
  11. Stir until smooth and all melted.
  12. Add popcorn to a large bowl and pour the melted butter marshmallow mixture over top of popcorn. Stir well to coat popcorn.
  13. Let cool 5 minutes.
  14. Add M&M's and stir well. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Dip hands in cold water and form mixture into 10 balls.
  16. Store popcorn in individual plastic bags at room temperature.

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