No Fuss Popcorn Balls Recipe

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NO FUSS POPCORN BALLS

Joanna Walker

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@Jo56

My gang loves popcorn balls especially around Halloween but I wasn't so keen on making them because they were fairly time consuming. My sister in law gave me this recipe & boy oh boy was it not only delicious, it was sooo simple. Try this & you'll never go back to the caramel popcorn balls again.


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Serves:

18-24

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

2 pkg
microwaved popcorn popped
1 pkg
(10oz.) bag of mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1/4-1/2 c
candy corn, candy sprinkles (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
NOTE BEFORE STARTING ANYTHING! Spray everything with Pam-roasting pan, utensils & bowl & even the wax paper. Makes the process & clean up easier.
2
Pop the popcorn as directed on package. Place each bag of popcorn in a bowl, cover the bowl with a cooling rack which is placed on a cookie sheet. Flip the bowl & shake, letting all the unpopped kernals fall onto the cookie rack. After discarding the kernals, place popcorn into a large roasting pan. You can also just hand pick the kernals from the roasting pan.
3
Put the butter into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave this for 30 seconds, repeating this process until the butter has melted. Add the marshmallows, stir, making sure you cover each marshmallow with the butter.
4
Microwave the marshmallows for 1-3 minutes, stirring after each minute until melted. Pour over the popcorn until completely covered. (Optional: add the candies now if you choose to) Let sit for approximately 5 minutes, it is to gooey to work with if you don't let it sit.
5
With buttered hands, form into balls & set aside on wax paper. If you can wait this long, wrap them individually in sandwhich bags or plastic wrap.
6
NOTE: I have used holiday themed sprinkles, candy corn, m&m's, peanuts, just to say a few.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #holiday