Best Ever Popcorn Balls


These popcorn balls are sweet, crunchy, irresistible treats to share and enjoy.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 5 quarts plain popped popcorn

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • 2 teaspoons cold water

  • 2 ⅝ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup marshmallows

  • cooking spray


  1. Place popped popcorn into a large bowl.

  2. Combine corn syrup, margarine, water, confectioners' sugar, and marshmallows in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat and stir until the marshmallows have melted and the mixture comes to a boil.

  3. Carefully pour hot marshmallow mixture over popcorn and toss together to coat each kernel evenly.

  4. Grease hands with cooking spray and quickly shape coated popcorn into balls before it cools too much to shape.

  5. Wrap balls with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

    popcorn balls on a cooling rack
    Dawn M.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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