When I was little I had problem with my teeth, and I loved popcorn balls but they were to hard for me to eat. So my mom started making them with marshmallows. They stay soft and chewy, plus they taste better. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!Very addictive. My children get upset because I hide them,,,I'm a baaadd.. girl LOL
Place a Medium to large bag of popcorn (pre-popped) into a large pot. If you do not have a pot you may wash your sink good and dry it good to use it.
In a dutch oven, put butter and marshmallows and food color into pan. Turn heat to medium and stir constantly till marshmallows are all melter starting to bubble. Pour over popcorn, stir into popcorn mix good.
Grease your hands with the shortening real well and start making your popcorn balls by pressing in good and hard till firm about the size of a softball.
After you have finished you may put each one into a zip lock sandwich bag. Have fun and Enjoy......