Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

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These yummy four ingredient Marshmallow Popcorn Balls are a simple treat that are perfect for any holiday or gathering. They also make great gifts!

Recipe for Marshmallow Popcorn Balls - these are the best popcorn balls ever!

When I was growing up, my mom made this yummy marshmallow popcorn all the time. Sometimes we ate it straight out of the bowl, sometimes she shaped it into balls, and sometimes she pressed it into a cake pan and cut it into slices. No matter how she served it, my five siblings and I always LOVED it! It is ooey, gooey, and simply fantastic!

These 4 ingredient Marshmallow Popcorn Balls are the best ever!

I’ve had many popcorn balls over the years, and none of them compare to these. They are so tasty! One of the fun things about them is that you can add colorful candy to match any holiday or party theme. My mom often used cut up gumdrops. My teenagers adore Skittles, so this time around I decided to add them. Such a fun fruity addition!

These Marshmallow Popcorn Balls have been a favorite since childhood. They are ooey, gooey, delicious, and can't be beat!

I love the patriotic colors of the Skittles America Mix, and if I can keep my kids from eating all of them, I’ll be trying them out in more recipes this summer.  They are perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th, but my son’s high school colors are blue and white, so I can also use them for a graduation party. Score!

Add different colors of candy to these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls to serve them for any holiday!

These popcorn balls are so simple, you only need 6 ingredients!
Simple recipe for Popcorn Balls made with marshmallows and skittles

Make sure you put your popcorn in a really large bowl, you want plenty of space for stirring all that yummy sauce in!
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I bought the Skittles America Mix on Amazon Prime, because hello – free shipping. They are a limited edition, so hop on it if you want to get some for yourself! What are you waiting for? Go grab some Skittles America Mix and make these popcorn balls!

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Skittles - a fun and easy treat!


This post for marshmallow popcorn balls has been compensated by Skittles. All opinions are mine alone. 

A few more yummy popcorn recipes you should try:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
Easy Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn
White Chocolate Popcorn


Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Yield: 7 or 8 popcorn balls

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
Ooey gooey marshmallow popcorn balls that can be customized for any holiday or party.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 15 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Skittles


  1. Remove kernels from popcorn and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large pan. Add the marshmallows and turn heat to medium low. Cook and stir till marshmallows are melted and mixture is completely smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir till well coated. Stir in the Skittles.
  4. With wet hands, form the popcorn mixture into balls. Set on waxed paper to cool.



  1. I’m thinking of adding green food coloring and red m&m’s for grinch popcorn balls for my little boys teachers at daycare!

  2. Alessandra says:

    Do you use air popped popcorn or the microwaveable?

    • I usually use air popped, but you can use microwave. I’d recommend a light or plain version, so the extra butter and salt doesn’t alter the flavor of the popcorn balls.

  3. I was thinking of making some of these for Christmas treats for my nieces and nephews. How far in advance can I make these? I have some Christmas colored MM’s 🙂

  4. Skittles has an America mix? Well, I’ll be. Here in Spain I’m lucky if I can find marshmallows, but when I do, popcorn balls!

  5. Wow! Those look so delicious! I want to try these tonight!!!

  6. glod, who knows how much i love popcorn, especially sweet food. i can’t loose my weight.

  7. Yum! These look like the perfect taste of summer, and easy.

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