These Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn Balls are a delicious chewy, gooey treat! They’re a perfect treat for little ones, school parties or a Harvest Festival!
Nothing will make you flashback in time like a batch of chewy, gooey popcorn balls. A simple caramel syrup is combined with mini-marshmallows to create a treat that will be a hit with your little ones, and appreciated by adults, too!
When I was a kid (you know… a hundred years ago), these were a common treat at Halloween parties or Fall Festivals at church. It seems like everything was less complicated back then… apple bobbing (which is totally gross to think about now), ghost stories, scavenger hunts and popcorn balls!
But even the popcorn balls were simpler back then… I don’t remember the exact recipe but the main ingredients were Karo syrup and popcorn 🙂 These are a little fancier than that maybe, but they’re oh-so-good and still not difficult to make! Even the kids can help!!
Packaged individually in cellophane treat bags and tied with a ribbon or adorned with a festive Fall leaf, they would be perfect for a class treat or party favor. You could also make smaller balls for little hands—or as a fun snack size for parties.
Children will love to help form the popcorn balls. For safety’s sake, make sure they stay away while you’re stirring the hot mixture into the popcorn, but once it’s combined it cools quickly. Slightly damp or buttered hands (or disposable gloves) make the job of forming the balls go quickly.
Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn Balls
Here’s what you’ll need: