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Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

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Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
(c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Sweet and gooey, these Candy Corn Popcorn Balls are the perfect Halloween treat! You won’t believe how easy it is to make popcorn balls using melted marshmallows, popcorn and candy corn. Be sure to press the balls together firmly, so that they won’t fall apart.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 bag plain popped popcorn (12 cups popped)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups candy corn


1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place the popped popcorn and the candy corn in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

3. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds to melt it. Add the marshmallows, and microwave for an additional 90 seconds to melt them. The marshmallows might not look melted at the end of this time, but once you stir them, they should liquefy. Stir to blend the butter and marshmallows, then add the vanilla and salt and stir until the candy is well-mixed.

4. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and candy corn, and stir until they are thoroughly combined. Allow the mixture to sit for a minute, to cool down the hot marshmallow.

5. Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray, and scoop up a handful of popcorn. Press it firmly between your hands, forming a ball shape. Make sure that the balls are compact; loosely formed popcorn balls easily fall apart. If the balls don’t form at first, allow the mixture to sit for another minute, this seems to help them hold together.

6. Place the popcorn balls on the prepared baking sheet and allow them to firm up at room temperature. Store the popcorn balls in an airtight container in a cool, dry room.

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 5 out of 5
Big time hit, Member Abwoody

I made about 60 of these for a cub scout pack meeting. It took about 2 hours total. I would do 2 batches at once but I did it over the stove like I would rice crispy treats. Then used a huge plastic bowl to mix it all up. They have cheap ones at the dollar store. I thought it would way too sweet frankly with the candy corn but they really made the whole dessert. Even the adults loved them. Cute and fun. In this case we were kicking off our cub scout popcorn sales cycle so it was a perfect treat. Thank you!

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