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Three popcorn balls on a marble slab.

Popcorn Balls

A recipe for Popcorn Balls from the cookbook, Cooking Class! Popped popcorn is coated in melted butter and marshmallows, then formed into balls for a fun snack.
Course Dessert
Cuisine N/A
Keyword dessert, marshmallow, popcorn, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Popcorn Balls


  • 4 tablespoons butter plus a little more for your hands
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 7 cups popped popcorn about 1/4 cup kernels


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows to the pan and stir until they're completely melted. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour the popcorn into the pot and stir well to coat all the kernels.
  • When the popcorn mixture is cool enough to handle, rub a little butter on your hands, grab a handful, and gently pat it into a ball.
  • Set the ball on a plate and repeat with the remaining popcorn until it's all used.
  • Eat right away!
  • To save them for later, let the balls cool completely, then wrap each one in plastic wrap.