M&M Popcorn Balls combine the best movie night foods into a delicious snack.
I have teamed up with #CollectiveBias and #MovieNight4Less for a fun movie night with a snack recipe. Everyone knows you have to eat popcorn and candy when watching a movie. I wanted to combine them and decided to make M&M Popcorn Balls.
I went to Walmart to pick up items for our movie night. In front of the store, they had a pallet with Warner Bros movies, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and M&M’s®. It was so nice since it had everything I needed.
I had a hard time deciding which Warner Brothers movie to buy. I ended up picking The Dark Knight DVD which only cost $5 for a limited time.
I choose Orville Redenbacher’s kettle korn popcorn. I usually always get butter or light butter, but I wanted to try something new. I also love their pop up bowls since you can just eat the popcorn right out of the bag.
Of course, another hard part is choosing which M&M’s® to buy. I bought peanut butter, milk chocolate and peanut M&M’s® to snack on.
I wanted to get ready for our movie night so I had to get started making the popcorn balls. First I cooked the popcorn in the microwave. Then I scooped it into a bowl and set it aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, I combined the corn syrup, confectioners’ sugar, marshmallows, butter, water and vanilla extract. I cooked the mixture until it reached soft ball stage. Then I poured the hot mixture over the popcorn. I quickly stirred to coat the popcorn and added in the M&M’s®. I used my greased popcorn baller to quickly shape the popcorn before it cooled. I placed the popcorn balls on waxed paper to cool. Then we were ready to watch the movie and enjoy our M&M Popcorn Balls.
- 3 bags microwave popcorn
- ⅓ cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ cup marshmallows
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup M&M's®
- Cook popcorn in microwave. Scoop popcorn into a large bowl, making sure to remove uncooked kernels.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup, confectioners' sugar, marshmallows, butter, water and vanilla extract. Cook and stir until mixture reaches soft ball stage around 240F.
- Pour hot sugar mixture over popcorn.
- Quickly stir to coat the popcorn and stir in the M&M's®.
- Grease hands or popcorn baller. Quickly shape the popcorn mixture into balls before it cools.
- Allow balls to cool and enjoy!
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Deborah D says
these look so good can’t wait to make them
Sara Merritt says
I love how simple it seems… hope the movie was fun!
Jennifer Roe says
Looks great for movie night!
Wow- what a great idea! Feel like I have to try it and soon! Going to add this to my next week shopping list 🙂 Thank you!
How fun and delicious!
My kids would love these! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Simple Living Eating (@SimpleLivingEat) says
Sounds like a fun night. We love popcorn. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites. We will be live tonight 8:30 EST. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks for sharing! I have pinned this to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board 🙂
Lisa Coomer Queen says
I will try this with my grandchildren. They love for me to pop popcorn for them. That is their special treat from Nana. Thanks for sharing.
[email protected] Freshman Cook says
These look so yummy! I love the combination of the candy and popcorn!