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Popcorn Balls

Extract from Sweets on a Stick • By Linda Vandermeer • Published by F+W Media


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30 mins

Sweets on a Stick
Makes 12 balls

These super yummy balls of popcorn can be made even more delicious by adding ¾ cup of candy like Reese’s Pieces when mixing the popcorn into the marshmallow mixture.

Posted by FW Media Published See FW Media's 84 projects » © 2021 Linda Vandermeer / F+W Media · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Line a tray with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Place marshmallows, water, butter, and cornsyrup together in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat at high for 1 minute. Remove and stir and return to cook for a further 1 minute; stir until marshmallows are dissolved. Mix in popcorn and powdered sugar until completely

  • Step 3

    Cover hands generously with vegetable shortening. Take handfuls of mixture and squash into a ball shape, continue until all mixture is used. Should make approximately 12 balls.

  • Step 4

    Place a lollipop stick into each ball. Cover hands well with vegetable shortening again and scrunch the balls in as tight as you can around the lollipop stick.

  • Step 5

    Leave on parchment-lined tray to set.

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