TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 quart popped popcorn
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup red and green milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large greased bowl, combine popcorn and cereal. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture. Add M&M’s; stir until combined.
  2. When cool enough to handle, shape 1/3 cupfuls into balls with lightly buttered hands. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool. Yield: 16 popcorn balls.
Originally published as Colorful Snowballs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p92

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