Ornament Popcorn Balls
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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 popcorn ball (calculated without decorations): 162 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Marshmallow Popcorn Balls in Taste of Home December 2013
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