Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls Recipe
Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

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Serves 10 (serving size: 1 ball)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 122
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 147 mg
Calcium 17 mg


1 tablespoon canola oil
3 tablespoons unpopped popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup honey-nut toasted oat cereal
1 ounce pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts, salted


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add kernels; cover and cook 4 minutes, shaking pan frequently. When popping slows, remove pan from heat. Let stand.

2. Melt butter in a pan over low heat. Add marshmallows; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 3 cups popcorn and remaining ingredients; stir. Cool 2 minutes. Form into 10 (3-inch) balls. Cool 5 minutes.


Phoebe Wu,

September 2012
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