How To Make Popcorn Balls Recipe

By: Sheila Reynolds

Crunchy, sweet, and oh-so-easy, popcorn balls are a classic snack and perfect for bake sales, parties and as a present! This is a super simple recipe guaranteed to please.

How To Make Popcorn Balls Recipe


20 cups plain popcorn, popped
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup water
¼ cup butter
2 teaspoons cold water
2 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 cup marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Combine 1 cup sugar with 1/4 water in a medium saucepan over low heat until combined. Add butter, remaining water, vanilla, powdered sugar, and marshmallows. Stir constantly, bringing the mixture to a low boil.
2. Pour the mixture over the popcorn while hot, stirring to coat. Rub hands with oil and form into balls. Let them cool and then store in plastic wrap.