Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe
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Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe

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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
Featured In: Edible Ornaments
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 popcorn ball (calculated without decorations): 162 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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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shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 194074
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"

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