Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

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Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are an old-timey Halloween tradition.  I’m ashamed to admit, while I’ve always known what they are and that they are associated with Halloween, that I’ve never eaten one…until now.

Why I never made them until now is forever a mystery, but rest assured that they will now be a Halloween tradition for me and my family.

These are just shaped like pumpkins, not pumpkin flavored.  I thought it would be fun to add some festive appearance to them because that’s what I do.  But you don’t have to if you don’t want to.  You can certainly leave them white; they’ll taste just as delicious.

Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 10 oz pkg. miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Green candies for stems (optional)
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn

 

  1. Melt butter in a large heavy pot over low heat.  Add marshmallows and brown sugar and stir until melted.  Add orange food coloring if desired.  Remove from heat
  2. Pour popcorn into pot; toss well.  With buttered hands, shape into 2 1/2 inch balls.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet to cool.  Before completely cool, push green candies in the tops to create a stem.

*Recipe from Martha Stewart

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