Snack Mix Popcorn Balls
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Serves: 12 large balls
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bags microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups thin pretzel pieces
  • 1 cup candy coated chocolate pieces
  1. Cook popcorn in microwave. Scoop popcorn into a large bowl, making sure to remove uncooked kernels.
  2. In another large bowl, layer popcorn and pretzel pieces. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup, confectioners' sugar, marshmallows, margarine, water and vanilla extract. Cook and stir until mixture reaches soft ball stage around 240F.
  4. Pour hot sugar mixture over popcorn/ pretzel mix.
  5. Quickly stir to coat the popcorn. Stir the chocolate pieces into the mixture.
  6. Grease hands or popcorn baller. Quickly shape the popcorn mixture into balls before it cools.
  7. Wrap balls in plastic wrap.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe by Sugar, Spice and Family Life at