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Holiday M&m's Popcorn Balls

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“Found this recipe in the Paula Deen's Holiday Baking Magazine and wanted to keep the recipe for christmas treats and gifts. The recipe is for using the microwave but this can also be made on stove top.”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
10 popcorn balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (3 1/3 ounce) package microwave kettle popcorn
  • 1 12 cups M&M's (red and green)

Directions

  1. Pop the kettle corn in the microwave as directed on package. Remove unpopped kernels.
  2. Microwave Method:
  3. In a large bowl, combine marshmallows and butter. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each until marshmallows are melted and smooth (about 2 minutes)
  4. Add popcorn, stirring to coat.
  5. Cool 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in M&M's. Let set for 5 minutes.
  7. Dip hands in cold water and form mixture into 10 balls.
  8. Store popcorn balls in individual plastic bags at room temperature.
  9. Stove Top Method:
  10. Melt butter in a large pot and add marshmallows.
  11. Stir until smooth and all melted.
  12. Add popcorn to a large bowl and pour the melted butter marshmallow mixture over top of popcorn. Stir well to coat popcorn.
  13. Let cool 5 minutes.
  14. Add M&M's and stir well. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Dip hands in cold water and form mixture into 10 balls.
  16. Store popcorn in individual plastic bags at room temperature.

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