Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

You need to work fast when shaping the balls so gather up a few more hands to help can use mini M&M's chocolate candies in place of the candy corn --- if desired wrap each ball in pieces of colored plastic wrap

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 50 large marshmallows
  • 13 cup margarine or 13 cup butter
  • 20 cups fresh popped popcorn (salted or unsalted)
  • 2 cups Teddy Grahams chocolate graham snacks
  • 2 14 cups candy corn (can use a little more if desired)


  1. In a large bowl combine the popcorn with mini graham cookies.
  2. In a large pot combine the marshmallows and margarine or butter; cook stirring over medium-low heat until melted and combined, then remove from heat.
  3. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn; toss to coat.
  4. Add/mix in the candy corn.
  5. Working as quickly as possible and using lightly greased hands shape into 20 even balls (about 3-inches wide) pressing together firmly when shaping.
  6. Place onto greased waxed paper to cool completely.
  7. Wrap each ball in plain or colored plastic wrap.
  8. Store in an airtight container for 3 days (these are so good that they won't even last that long lol!).
Most Helpful

These worked out perfectly. I also mixed in a roasting pan. I sprayed it and my spoon and finally all the little helper hands with cooking spray. We had five kids and one adult working with these and were done in about 3 minutes. You really need to press them into the shape of the ball or they'll fall apart. Fun and yummy. Thanks!

CareCook October 25, 2008

These were easy and fun - the teddy grahams were what caught my attention. I used a roasting pan for mixing - make sure you have something large! Like Kit says, it does set up quickly, but just keep some butter/margarine close by to keep your hands greased while you're working with the mixture and you'll be fine. I got about 30 out of the recipe. (I made popcorn balls that fit comfortably in a cupped adult-sized hand) Thanks for posting!

pattikay in L.A. October 13, 2008

I LOVE these and for some reason never thought to write a review.<br/>These are completely awesome. I have made them every Halloween since 2010 or 09. Never will stop making these. Only adjustment i ever made was less candy corn or more marshmallow only because my family doesnt care for that candy and i LOVE gooey marshmallow. I find it so funny when I see popcorn balls in Rite aid. So plain and nothing loaded. I would never buy those. These are it.<br/><br/>I appreciate this recipe so much and I am going to continue making these every year for the rest of my life!

Cjolilo October 30, 2013