M&M Popcorn Balls


An easy, delicious snack kids and adults alike will enjoy.

M&M popcorn balls on a greased metal tart pan
These colorful popcorn balls are so simple to make that the whole family will love to help out. When shaping the balls some of the M&Ms may pop out—but you can easily push them back in. Just take care to remove all the unpopped kernels from your popped corn before proceeding with the recipe. Get the recipe:M&M Popcorn Balls. Photo: Samantha Seneviratne
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Perfect for when you're fresh out of Rice Krispies and don't want to run to the grocery store, or if you feel like upgrading a children's classic, this sweet treat harnesses the perks of popcorn (hello, fibre!) and the crispy chocolatey goodness of M&Ms.

Pro tip: If eager hands are desperate to sneak a taste after you've shaped the popcorn into balls, chill them in the freezer for a few minutes before serving.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan and hands

  • 1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 cups popped popcorn

  • 1 cups M&Ms (peanut or regular)


  1. Grease a large baking sheet. Melt the butter in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows. Salt and cook until completely melted and smooth, stirring often.

  2. Add the popcorn to the melted marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated. Scrape mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let it cool slightly.

  3. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle but still warm, used buttered hands to form the popcorn into 8 equal-sized balls. Let cool completely before eating.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
11g Fat
50g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
Calcium 2mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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