With temperatures dropping and colder nights ahead, our family has been fully taking advantage of our favorite activity… family movie night! We are all greatly anticipating the release of Hotel Transylvania 2 and looking forward to making it a movie night with some easy popcorn balls. We have taken some of our favorite snacks and created a simple, fun and delicious snack to enjoy while watching a movie together in the comfort of our home. Let’s take a moment to show you just how easy it is to recreate this long time favorite treat that I have enjoyed since I was just a young girl.
The first step to this easy popcorn balls recipe is to melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until the marshmallows are melted.
You will want a runny consistency, make sure not to remove the marshmallow mixture too soon!
Once you remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat, you will then want to add the salt and vanilla extract.
You will then pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and coat evenly, finally adding the M&M’S® Chocolate Candies.
Make sure to generously cover your hands with butter or coconut oil before forming the popcorn balls, this is a very important step! I actually used some cooking spray and would spray my hands before forming each of the popcorn balls. You are going to want to form the popcorn mixture into 3″ balls, then set them on a piece of wax (or parchment) paper to cool completely for about 30 minutes. We placed ours in cupcake holders once they were finished and this actually worked out very well!
This was such an easy recipe and perfect for any movie night. I was able to find the Orville Redenbacher, M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, Coca-Cola for classic Coke at my local Walmart.
Just look at how scrumptious these turned out and how simple they were to make! This is a snack that we will defiantly be making for every family movie night from here on out!
You could even swap out the cupcake holders for a different pattern in order to fit the theme of your family movie night.
These easy popcorn balls paired perfectly with a bottle of Coca-Cola!
Once the popcorn balls were completely hardened and ready to enjoy, we settled on the couch to enjoy a movie night! The kids and I could not wait for the release of Hotel Transylvania 2, such an amazing movie!
I would love to know how you enjoy a family night and if you plan on creating this recipe! Let us know in the comments below.
- 2 Bags of Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 5 c. mini marshmallows
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 c. M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and marshmallows. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and add the salt and vanilla extract.
- Pour over the popcorn and coat evenly. Add M&M’S® Chocolate Candies..
- Cover your hands with a light layer butter or coconut oil. Form the popcorn mixture into 3" balls. Set them on a piece of wax (or parchment) paper to cool completely, about 30 minutes.