With last week being Halloween, I was able to make a fun treat for a party that I went to. It was such a hit at the party, that I went ahead and made it again over the weekend when I got together with my triathlon team. We wanted to hang out to do some non-athletic bonding, so we had a football game potluck, and had a blast. I brought a few little pieces of heaven – Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls!
I found the recipe online a few weeks ago for a variation of the treat, but I decided to put my own spin on it. Here is everything that you need:
6 cups of popcorn (popped)
1 cup of peanut butter M&M’s
1 large bag of big puff marshmallows
1 Tbsp of butter
Sprinkles for garnish
Directions: In a large sauce pan, melt the butter on very low heat. Pour in the bag of marshmallows, and stir frequently while they melt. Be careful not to burn them!
While the marshmallows are melting, pop the popcorn, place in a large bowl, and pour in the M&M’s.
Once the marshmallows are completely melted, let them cool for a couple of minutes and then pour over the top of the popcorn. To mold the balls, make sure your hands are well-greased with the cooking spray. This is very important! Be careful getting too much of the marshmallow mix on your hands, as it is still pretty hot at this point. Roll the popcorn and M&M’s into the size of a golf ball, and then coat with sprinkles for garnish.
If you want your popcorn balls to be less gooey, just add more popcorn to the mix. It is pretty darn simple! From start to finish, this recipe takes about 10 minutes. They are they perfect mix of salty and sweet, and are not a heavy, rich dessert. I am pretty sure these might become my staple party dessert. So simple, easy to store, and even easier to eat!