Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls Recipe
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Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Kids love these colorful novelties, concocted from popcorn, nuts, M&M's and marshmallows, so they make great stocking stuffers. Instead of balls, the salty-sweet recipe can be shaped into a cheery cake using a buttered angel food cake pan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 2-1/2 cups red and green milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 popcorn ball equals 440 calories, 29 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, peanuts, pecans and M&M's; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, oil and marshmallows; cook and stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture; mix well.
  2. When cool enough to handle, shape into popcorn balls. Let stand at room temperature until firm before wrapping in plastic wrap or stacking. Yield: about 20 popcorn balls.
Originally published as Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 popcorn ball equals 440 calories, 29 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

This tasted okay, the popcorn just turned out soggy so disappointed.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

Someone brought these in to our office. So yummy! It looked like they were pressed into mini-bundt pans, but all you need is just a slice. They are a real sweet treat!

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