S'mores Popcorn Balls

This campfire twist on the nostalgic popcorn ball recipe is perfect for gifting (and munching).

box of paper baking cups filled with S'mores Popcorn Balls
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 3inch popcorn balls

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 10 ounce pkg. tiny marshmallows

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 3 ounce bag microwave kettle corn, prepared according to package directions (8 cups popped)

  • 2 cup honey graham cereal

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

  • 4 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

  • Colored nonpareil sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. In an 8-qt. pot melt butter over medium-low. Add marshmallows; stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add popcorn and cereal; fold until evenly coated. Let cool just until easy to handle.

  2. Place chocolate chips in a shallow dish. With buttered hands, quickly shape popcorn mixture into ten 3-inch-diameter balls. If you like, roll balls in the chocolate chips and press firmly to adhere immediately after shaping.

  3. Drizzle popcorn balls with melted chocolate or partially dip in melted chocolate. If you like, sprinkle with nonpareil sprinkles. Place balls on a sheet of waxed paper or silicone baking mat. Let stand until set.

To Store

Place popcorn balls in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days.

Popcorn Ball Pops

Prepare recipe as directed through Step 1. With buttered hands, quickly shape popcorn mixture into about twenty 2-inch-diameter balls. Insert a lollipop stick into each ball. Omit miniature chocolate chips. Dip half of each pop into the melted chocolate, then sprinkle with additional crushed honey graham cereal. Place on a sheet of waxed paper or a silicone baking mat; let stand until chocolate is set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Folate, total 113.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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