As life has gotten busier, we've had to set aside time to just be together as a family. So, Fridays have become our family night.
On Fridays, we have a quick dinner, and then we play a board game or two. Then, it's time for my kids' favorite part - a movie and some popcorn!
And my kids seriously love popcorn! Most nights we go with a classic flavor like butter, but once in a while, we go all out and make a special popcorn treat.
Now, these Sweet & Salty Popcorn Balls really aren't difficult to make, and if you can make a marshmallow cereal treat, then you can make these popcorn balls.
How to make popcorn balls
- Have fun with the flavors of popcorn that you use to make them! I use plain (no butter, no salt) microwave popcorn. Marshmallow flavored popcorn would also be good.
- You might be tempted to mix the M&Ms and chocolate chips in. Don't. Mixing them into the mixture will leave you with a chocolaty mess. It works much better to just press them into the outside of the popcorn ball.
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Sweet & Salty Popcorn Balls
- 3 oz bag JOLLY TIME Crispy n' White Popcorn
- ¼ c . butter
- 10 oz bag marshmallows
- 1 c . pretzel pieces
- 1 c . mini or regular M&M's
- ½ c . mini chocolate chips
- Pop popcorn according to package directions.
- Set aside to cool.
- In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows, and cook, stirring regularly, until melted.
- Remove any un-popped kernels from popcorn, and stir popped popcorn into marshmallow mixture.
- Add pretzel pieces, and stir in to combine.
- Using a 1 cup measuring cup for large popcorn balls or a ½ cup measuring cup for small popcorn balls, scoop out popcorn mixture.
- Shape into balls. If the mixture sticks to your hands, spray your hands lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- Press M&M's and mini chocolate chips into the outside of the popcorn ball.
- Let cool to room temperature before serving.