Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook: 13 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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6 tablespoons popcorn kernels

1/4 cup peanut oil

1/2 cup sugar

Cooking spray

1 cup candy corn

1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts

4 cups mini marshmallows (about 2/3 of a 10-ounce bag)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat; add the popcorn kernels and peanut oil. When the oil starts to sizzle, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and shake the pot until the popping slows down, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and add the popcorn, candy corn and peanuts.
  2. Combine the marshmallows and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn mixture and gently toss to coat.
  4. Coat your hands with cooking spray, then shape the popcorn into 3-inch balls. Let cool.