Movie Theatre Popcorn Balls


What’s your favorite treat when you go to the movie theatre? Are you a chocolate girl? (I am.) Or a candy man? (I have one of those.) Do you get hot dogs and nachos, or do you favor the classic popcorn combo? It seems like no matter how un-hungry I am before I go, the second that artificial buttery scent hits my nostrils, I just want that damn popcorn. So sometimes we get it, usually with sodas and M&M’s on the side. The last time we went to the movies I was staring down at the giant leftover bag of $86 dollar popcorn that we usually throw out when an idea came to me. I was going to take it home, mix it with gooey marshmallows and add in all of my favorite movie theatre candies so I didn’t have to choose just one! I did it. And they were CRAZY good. We shared some with a guest (who said something to the effect of it being the best thing he had ever put in his mouth) and I took some to share at work with rave reviews. We also fought over the last one. These are salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy and SO addicting. In fact, I’ll think I’ll be hitting the movies again this weekend to replenish my supply…

 Movie Theatre Popcorn Balls

 Makes 12 popcorn balls


  •  3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  •  5 cups white mini marshmallows
  •  10 cups buttered, salted popcorn
  •  1 cup Gummi Bears
  •  1 cup Junior Caramels
  •  ½ cup plain M&M’s

 Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot on the stovetop, stirring often on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in popcorn. Once popcorn is coated evenly with marshmallow mixture, quickly stir in candy. The chocolate may melt a bit. Form the popcorn balls about as large as your fist and cool on a nonstick surface (I used a silicone cutting board). Once cooled, store in an airtight container.


3 thoughts on “Movie Theatre Popcorn Balls

  1. MAKING THESE SOON, my mouth watered as soon as I saw the picture! I was wanting some popcorn balls this Halloween and never got them!! 😦

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