Recipe By TABKAT
Published Feb 15th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 20 popcorn balls Calories 190.5

Sweet, crunchy balls of popcorn.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • 2 ⅓ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 5 quarts plain popped popcorn

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
  2. 2 Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 190.5
  • Carbohydrate 32.8 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sodium 151.7 mg
  • Sugar 20.9 g


  1. Bingo! I don't ever need to try another popcorn recipe again. After reader reviews and a few modifications this recipe turned out absolutely SUPERB. It's a classic! I didn't rate it 5 stars because a perfect recipe doesn't need to be tweaked. Here's what I did: Reduce confectioner's sugar to 1.5 cups Add 1/2 tsp - Read more ...
  2. I have never eaten nor less made popcorn balls, ever!! I know, I was pretty clueless, but I wanted to make some for a church function today. My husband informed me that he really liked them so I made an attempt. I must say these were awesome!! I read previous reviews and they were correct - Read more ...
  3. Quick & easy! First time making popcorn balls, will definitly make again. I made them for my son's class~they loved them! A couple of tips that worked for me was using the gloves sprayed with Pam, break the popcorn into three or more batches(much easier to work with plus you won't have to work as - Read more ...
  4. I was searching for a popcorn ball recipe that did not involve using a thermometer. I needed something quick and easy. Luckily I found this one. I made two batches. The 2 batches made about 40 baseball sized balls. I'm sure they'll be a hit at the charity sale. It was so simple to make - Read more ...
  5. Love this soft chewy recipe!!!! EASY!!! A quick way to make balls is to oil a cup(measuring cup works well) ans stuff coated popcorn in. A tap to the bottom of the cup onto waxed paper leaves beautiful balls! Yum!! I've made them a few times and love them but add 2 teaspoons of vanilla - Read more ...
  6. Very easy to make & yummy! I made them for my child's class. 3 microwaveable bags of popcorn was sufficent for 20 servings. After popping, I placed them in 2 large casserole dishes & set them in a warm oven while I cooked the topping. Then poured it over the popcorn & stirred until well - Read more ...
  7. So easy! I used marshmallow fluff instead of just marshmallows. This is the first time I made popcorn balls and it took me a little while to realize that you have to press REALLY hard on the balls to make them stick together. Thanks Kelli! I'll definitely make them as an autumn treat for guests!
  8. Sweet and chewy. I liked these very much. They didn't get hard like most of the others do. I used microwave buttered popcorn. I used almost 6 bags. Buttery sweetness..mmmmm! My kids LOVED them. I'm gonna make them for our church bake sale and for my son's school party's. What kid doesn't like to get - Read more ...
  9. This is wonderful recipe! I made them in about 15 minutes. They taste good and they don't get as hard as a rock after 15 minutes.

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