These gooey-sweet treats are great for dressing up the tree with a little more than the classic popcorn string. And they're yummier and fun for the family, too. — Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
- 10 cups popped popcorn
- 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional decorations: candy canes, candy spearmint leaves and assorted gumdrops
- Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Pour over popcorn; mix well. Cool slightly.
- With greased hands, shape mixture into 12 popcorn balls, about 3/4 cup each. Place on waxed paper. Decorate as desired; let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Ornament Popcorn Balls in Taste of Home December 2013
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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013
"i made these for a party at the library. i tinted them orange for pumpkins and added green licorice for the handle. they were a big hit everyone wanted the directions to make them"