Halloween just isn’t Halloween until the popcorn balls are made! Here’s a festive pumpkin shaped popcorn ball recipe for you, using my favorite recipe with marshmallows. Make them for Halloween party guests, trick or treaters or for a school snack. You could even make these for a special Thanksgiving treat. My secret trick to forming popcorn balls is to coat an ice cream scoop with cooking spray and just scoop and plop on a piece of parchment paper. No sticky hands necessary!
5 cups popcorn (popped)
10 ounce bag JET-PUFFED Mini Marshmallows
¼ cup unsalted butter
yellow and red food dye
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 thick pretzel sticks (cut in half)
You’ll also need: ice cream scoop, cooking spray and parchment paper
Recipe Yield: 12
Serving Size: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Pop the popcorn, remove any leftover kernels and place in a large mixing bowl. You’ll need 5 cups of popped popcorn.
Step 2: Melt the Mini Marshmallows and butter in a small pan, on the stove over low heat. Continuously stir until the mixture is completely melted.
Step 3: Add 10 drops of red food dye, 15 drops of yellow food dye and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the marshmallow mixture and stir until fully mixed.
Step 4: Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated.
Step 5: Use an ice cream scoop, sprayed with cooking spray, to scoop up popcorn balls. Place on a piece of parchment paper and add half of a pretzel stick in the center of each popcorn ball.
Step 6: Allow the popcorn balls to set for 30 minutes and enjoy!
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Mini Monster Rolls from Play Party Plan
Pumpkin Patch Brownies from Mom Endeavors
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Fall Pretzel Candy from A Night Owl Blog
Candy Corn Cracker Toffee from Spaceships and Laserbeams
Halloween Snack Mix from Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons
Candy “Bloody” Slides from Ashlee Marie
Spooky Sugar Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking
Mummy Rice Krispy Treats from Two Twenty One
Spiderweb Cookie Pizzas from Happiness is Homemade
Mummy Pizza Bites from Printable Crush
Halloween Drink from The Idea Room