This recipe's 'hands-on' preparation is a thrill for kids and results in a sweet and chewy combination of chopped Butterfinger, crunchy popcorn and miniature marshmallows.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 popcorn balls
Advertisement

Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine popcorn and chopped Butterfinger in large bowl.

    Advertisement
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows. Heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.

  • Pour over popcorn mixture; quickly toss to coat well. Coat ice cream or cookie scoop with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop popcorn mixture into 25 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place on wax paper to cool. Wrap in decorative bags or store in airtight container.

Tips

Substitution: You can use 3 (2.1 oz.) NESTLE(R) BUTTERFINGER(R) Candy Bars, chopped, instead of 9 pieces NESTLE(R) BUTTERFINGER(R) Fun Size Candy Bars, chopped.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 4.9mg 2% DV; sodium 67.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
The usual popcorn balls taste like sugar and a little salt. The Butterfingers added a great addition because they have a more complex flavor. Better yet they are not super sticky -- wet wipe cleans up fingers real fast. This was also very easy to put together. We recommend this recipe to anyone. We made about a half recipe to use up a small bag of microwave popcorn. It was about four cups so we estimated the other ingredients to get the proportions right. Having not made popcorn balls before we did get the coating process a little wrong -- the trick is "quickly" meaning right that moment so have everything ready and a helper. Nevertheless this was a great success! When we make this again we are going to add coarsely chopped peanuts and a few more marshmallows to hold them in place. But that is optional. They taste great as written. Read More
(8)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
The usual popcorn balls taste like sugar and a little salt. The Butterfingers added a great addition because they have a more complex flavor. Better yet they are not super sticky -- wet wipe cleans up fingers real fast. This was also very easy to put together. We recommend this recipe to anyone. We made about a half recipe to use up a small bag of microwave popcorn. It was about four cups so we estimated the other ingredients to get the proportions right. Having not made popcorn balls before we did get the coating process a little wrong -- the trick is "quickly" meaning right that moment so have everything ready and a helper. Nevertheless this was a great success! When we make this again we are going to add coarsely chopped peanuts and a few more marshmallows to hold them in place. But that is optional. They taste great as written. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2018
easy to make liked the addition of the butterfinger. stirred them in after I had mixed the popcorn/marshmallow mixture. i didn't want the warm marshmallow mixture to immediately start melting the chocolate and end up with a goopy mess. I doubled the batch and made bigger popcorn balls. I did add vanilla to the marshmallow mixture and a little salt to the popcorn. Otherwise I think it would have been a little bland. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2016
Fun recipe! I didn't have the mini marshmallows on hand so I found a conversion chart and used 28 regular sized marshmallows instead. I took my ice cream scoop and put little scoops into muffin tins. Worked great for a group of kids! Read More
Advertisement