Chocolate and Spice Popcorn Balls

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
A buttery syrup made with cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper gets tossed together with popcorn and marshmallows. Shape into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar for your next movie night!


  1. Bring 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 cup mini marshmallows, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat, stirring. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt. Remove from the heat; using a rubber spatula, stir in 12 cups popcorn and 1 more cup mini marshmallows. Butter your hands, then shape into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar.