Ornament Popcorn Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
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
Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Candy canes, black pearl sprinkles, orange licorice pastels and white Smarties


  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.

Nutrition 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.