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St. Patty's Popcorn Balls

These St. Patty's popcorn balls are adorable!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 229kcal
Author Wondermom Wannabe


  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup marshmallows
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring
  • 12 cups plain popped popcorn


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, butter, powdered sugar, marshmallows, salt, and vanilla.
  • Stir frequently until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add 2-4 drops of green food coloring (depending on how dark you want the color to be) and stir well.
  • Pour the mixture over the popcorn, mixing well to ensure each kernel is coated.
  • Grease hands with shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools.
  • To store, wrap each ball in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg