Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

One treat that is synonymous with Halloween are popcorn balls, but they are fun anytime of the year. My mother-in-law made these for my hubby all the time when he was a kid and since she was around with us at Halloween this year I had her teach me how to make them. You can air pop your popcorn in a machine or if you are without one you can pop it over the stove "old-school" style. I use about 1/2 cup raw popcorn with 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan to pop the corn. This will yield about 12 cups (3 quarts) of popped popcorn and perfect for this recipe.


6 Tbsp butter
3 cups marshmallows
3 quarts (12 cups) popped popcorn
3 Tbsp dry jello mix


"Clean" your popcorn by fluffing it up in your hands to let the seeds drop out and transfer it to a large bowl or container.

Melt butter in large pan over medium heat. Add in marshmallows and stir until melted.

When marshmallows are melted, add in jello powder. (if the color you want is not accomplished with the jello you can add some food coloring to the mix)

Pour marshmallow mixture over the popcorn.

Churn around the popcorn until coated.

With greased fingers, grab the amount of mixture you want and form into balls. (My hand full would be about a 3/4 cup worth of popcorn). Set on non-stick baking paper. Store in large airtight container with baking paper separating the layers or you could wrap them individually with plastic wrap or place them in cellophane bags with a pretty ribbon.

No comments:

Post a Comment