These super cute snowman marshmallow popcorn balls are SOFT and CHEWY. Their bright smiles match the good taste – a chewy treat.
These were a huge hit at a party we had. The kids went on a selfie photo hunt. And at their final photo spot these popcorn balls were wrapped in boxes under the Christmas tree. When the kids found them, there were lots of squeals.
They are almost too cute to eat. But to make them, you melt butter and marshmallows. Then the popcorn is stirred in. To make the face, put the candy in its place and build up the popcorn around it – so the candy stays on.
Here is what you’ll need to make them.
- Pop Weaver™ Light Butter Microwave Popcorn, 8 bags $2.00
- Great Value™ Mini Marshmallows 10 oz. $.96
- Twizzlers™ Pull ‘n’ Peel Licorice, Cherry 14 oz. $2.23
- Airheads™ Xtremes™ Sweetly Sour Candy, Rainbow Berry 4.5 oz. $1.38
- Gimbal’s™ Gourmet Jelly Beans 20 oz. $3.32
- Mini candy canes
Pop two bags of popcorn in the microwave at 1:45 – 2 minutes per bag. (Follow your package’s directions.) Immediately take the bag out of the microwave. Open it to prevent burning. Scoop the popcorn into a large bowl by hand. This leaves the kernels in the bottom of the bag.
In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows on low heat. Stir constantly. (But, don’t turn up the heat to hurry it along.) As soon as the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir.
Pour mixture into the popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is completely covered.
Option – If you want the popcorn balls to be less chewy, then add more popcorn. So you can add ¼ bag more popcorn, if you like.
Cover hands with butter. Then form popcorn into a 3” wide ball. Press candy into popcorn. Be sure to support the candy, by building up the popcorn around it. This keeps the candy in its place or else it will fall out. The popcorn mixture firms up (if left in the bowl) – so work quickly to form the balls.
My recipe makes 8-10 three inch balls. So you may want to make two batches.
You can have fun by adding food coloring. We like to make pink popcorn balls for Valentine’s Day.
And because they taste so good – we often make this recipe without the candy decorations. But adding the candy sure makes this snowman come to life.
See you at Walmart!