Recipe By Kory H.
Published Jan 24th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 popcorn balls Calories 237.2

These are very easy popcorn balls to make. The marshmallows make them similar to crispy rice cereal bars that are so popular. Made with marshmallows, these are sweet, crispy, and chewy. Everyone’s favorite combination!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. 2 Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.
  3. 3 Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.
  4. 4 Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.
  5. 5 Form popcorn into 8 balls.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 237.2
  • Carbohydrate 34.7 g
  • Cholesterol 22.9 mg
  • Fat 11 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8 g
  • Sodium 86.7 mg
  • Sugar 18.2 g


  1. This recipe was very easy and quick. But the taste was sort of bland. I used no butter microwave popcorn. My young child liked it in bits and pieces. Next time I would add more butter and salt.
  2. If you like more caramel taste... I used 4 cups marsh. 1 cup caramel bits 1 teas. vanilla and these are more caramel less rice krispie like. Very good. They set up perfect. I have made these both ways and both are very good it just depends on taste.
  3. I make this with Reeces Pieces and form it in a bundt pan. The kids love popcorn cake!
  4. These were FANTASTICALLY EASY!! I'm the Queen of Short Cuts so here's my take- I made them according to the directions, but added about 1/4 t. of Mexican vanilla to the Marshmallows while melting in the butter. (QUICK NOTE* 1/2 CU OF UNPOPPED POPCORN = about 4 QTS POPPED CORN). I had to use microwave - Read more ...
  5. These are soooo yummy and way easier than traditional popcorn balls. It's even easier if you use microwave popcorn - I used 2 bags of Kettle Corn which made them nice and sweet. My classmates loved them!
  6. My family made this all of the time growing up. For a little more of a chewey caramel flavor, we would melt together 2 cubes of butter and 2 cups of brown sugar to an almost carmelized point before adding in 2 cups of marshmallows and the popcorn (more or less depending on how gooey - Read more ...
  7. This may seem weird, but add a small box of flavored jello to the marshmallow mix. My mother used to make them that way when I was a kid. I loved loved loved them. You can also add 1/2 cup brown sugar to the marshmallow and butter mix. That way it tastes a bit like - Read more ...
  8. I originally was looking for a simple popcorn coating for a quick midnight snack but I came across this recipe and since I had the marshmallows on hand I thought "why not?" I'm glad that I did. This was very simple to make (took less than 3 minutes!) and the results are fantastic. I deviated - Read more ...
  9. These were so easy to make! My 4 yr. old helped me and we added some orange coloring and chocolate sprinkles for Halloween. I used a bag of microwave popcorn and it seemed like there was too much marshmellow mix. Next time it will cut back on that.
  10. I didn't have time to make this recipe into balls so I just pressed it down into the pan and cut it into squares! I also added salted peanuts to it which my kids (and husband) loved!:)

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