One of my all-time favorite treats are popcorn balls and since it’s been several years since we’ve made any (I have no idea why!!), we added making them to our summer fun list. We added food coloring and sprinkles–because food coloring and sprinkles make everything more fun! However you make it, this recipe is so buttery, chewy, caramel-y, marshmallow-y, and simple, that these are definitely going to be made more often.
16 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted (optional)
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla
Food coloring and sprinkles (optional)
In a large saucepan, melt butter, sugar, and corn syrup. When dissolved, add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and carefully add vanilla and food coloring (if using). Mix well. Pour over popcorn and stir until well-incorporated, adding sprinkles as stirring, if using. Cool enough to be able to handle. Spray hands with cooking spray and form into three-inch balls. Place on parchment paper to cool.