I made these fun treats for my boys and am now making them for the grandkids. Great anytime of the year, but especially good at Halloween for trick-or-treaters. A combination of rocky road candy and sweet popcorn, rolled into a ball.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 popcorn balls
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the marshmallows and butter into a large pot over medium-low heat, and melt them together, stirring often. Cook until blended and smooth, about 5 minutes, and remove from heat.

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  • Stir in the popcorn and peanuts, and stir gently to thoroughly coat them with the marshmallow mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  • With greased hands, shape the mixture into 3 inch balls, and wrap each ball in plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 91.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
It's an easy good recipe for something alittle more than a regular popcorn ball. Here's a tip though 8 cups of cooked popcorn is 1/2 cup uncooked kernels. I actually tripled the recipe then you need to consider do I have a big enough pot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
I dunno. I just wasn't that into these. I had hoped they would be better. Not a problem with the recipe we just thought they were too sweet. Read More
(8)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
It's an easy good recipe for something alittle more than a regular popcorn ball. Here's a tip though 8 cups of cooked popcorn is 1/2 cup uncooked kernels. I actually tripled the recipe then you need to consider do I have a big enough pot. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Great popcorn balls! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
these are sooo good and so easy to make. i used marshmallow fluff white chocolate chunks and chopped up some caramels. added the chocolate caramel and peanuts to the melted marshmallow and let them melt a bit then added the popcorn. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
totally amazing! I left the peanuts out and added a half a bag of chocolate chips. Delish! We're having a hard time leaving it alone until it cools. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2011
simple and easy but i would chop the peanuts before adding them. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
My family loved this recipe! I only had big marshmallows and used 30 big marshmallows with 2 bags of microwave popcorn. I did not have peanuts so I used 1/2 cup peanut butter chips instead. It was good but I think the texture of the peanuts would have been MUCH better! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2011
Good. Quick and easy for granddaughter. Next time will add one cup of chocolate chips and melt down with the marshmellows. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
I dunno. I just wasn't that into these. I had hoped they would be better. Not a problem with the recipe we just thought they were too sweet. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2011
Just made these and they are fantastic. Super easy to throw together also. I chopped my peanuts up a little as suggested by another reviewer. Read More
(7)
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