Popcorn Balls Recipe

These Easy Popcorn Balls are so sticky and tasty, everyone will love them! They're perfect for any party, holiday or get together and are so simple!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 141 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 20 cups plain popcorn 2 - 3.2 oz bags
  • A few drops of red food coloring or color of choice


  1. Pop popcorn and be sure to take out all kernels. Pour into a large bowl.

  2. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine corn syrup, margarine, cold water, powdered sugar, food coloring and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Carefully pour this over the popcorn, and stirring to coat each kernel.
  4. Let cool a bit and then butter fingers so you can easily handle and shape popcorn into 3-4 inch balls before they cool.
  5. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts
Popcorn Balls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.