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St. Patty's Popcorn Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These St. Patty's popcorn balls are adorable!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert, popcorn balls, st.patty's dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 229 kcal
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
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, butter, powdered sugar, marshmallows, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Stir frequently until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add 2-4 drops of green food coloring (depending on how dark you want the color to be) and stir well.
  4. Pour the mixture over the popcorn, mixing well to ensure each kernel is coated.
  5. Grease hands with shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools.
  6. To store, wrap each ball in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
St. Patty's Popcorn Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 121IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.