Marshmallow Peppermint Crunch Popcorn Ball Pops

Popcorn balls made with Andes peppermint crunch baking chips and marshmallows!  An incredibly yummy combination that’s perfect for Christmas!

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So yesterday morning I realized that I didn’t really have anything to take to Bryce’s Christmas party at preschool.  Then I remembered what I did last year when I was in a similar situation – popcorn balls!  This recipe comes from my Grandma and it’s been a holiday tradition for as long as I can remember.  She made hers fist-sized and I wanted to make them a little more manageable for young children.  I had these cute popsicle sticks from World Market and I realized they would be perfect!  I also happened to have a bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips lying around and wow!  I have always loved popcorn balls but this is definitely my new favorite way to enjoy them!

Ingredients:

  • 12-14 cups popped, plain popcorn {keep warm}
  • 1 lb marshmallows
  • 1 stick butter plus more for your hands
  • food coloring {optional}
  • 1 1/2 cups Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips, divided

Directions:

Melt the marshmallows and butter together, stirring frequently.  Add in food coloring, a drop or two at a time until desired color is achieved.  Pour marshmallow mixture over warm popcorn.  Sprinkle 1 cup of Andes chips over the top.

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Butter your hands generously and dig in! {The butter protects your hands from the heat and keeps the marshmallow mixture from sticking to you.  Reapply as necessary.}  Mix everything together and start forming balls.

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Stick the posicle stick in the popcorn ball and roll in remaining Andes chips.

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The flavor of these pops is out of this world amazing!  Sweet marshmallows, crunchy popcorn, topped with a peppermint kick!

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Bryce was pretty excited to be taking these fun pops to school! {His black eye from running into a shelf at Target is almost gone…crossing my fingers for Christmas!}

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 A lot of people think that popcorn balls are really sticky – but these aren’t!  Once they have set up for about 20 minutes you can touch them and not get sticky at all.

Have you ever tried or made popcorn balls?  If not, I sure hope you’ll give them a try – so yummy!

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Comments

  1. I love these, what a great treat for the kids!
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  2. That looks so delicious. I love popcorn and peppermint so this combo is just perfect. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  3. Oh my! I think I may have to make these!!!!

  4. uh…yes please! This looks awesome! I started a new saturday linky and would love to have you come by to share some of your great ideas! http://www.teachbesideme.com/2012/12/share-it-saturday.html
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  5. YUMMY!

  6. Anything on a stick is always fun! I’ll have to give these a try!
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  7. Yum! Bryce looks delighted to be bringing those to preschool!
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  8. These look so fun and festive! I wish I could make them for my daughters class – we cannot bring any sweets anymore (just one mom gone crazy ruined it for the whole school!)
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  9. These not only look delicious, but they are so pretty. I would love to have you tshare them with everyone at this weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/6-crafts-and-recipes-and-wednesdays.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
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  10. What a great idea! I just happen to have some of those Andes chips lying around; what a great way to put them to use!
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  11. These are both absolutely yummy looking and adorable Trish!! What a great little treat! Thanks for sharing!! ;)
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  12. look so great! I think I may have to make these too

  13. These just simply rock! I am SO loving this idea as I LOVE peppermint and marshmallows! Yum1 You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing last week; we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Merry Christmas!
    Mackenzie
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  14. I pinned this :)

  15. Those look delicious! I would love for you to share them at my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party! I’m going to be featuring snacks on a stick and would love to include yours! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-13.html

    Happy Holidays,
    Marti
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  16. peppermint and popcorn! what’s not to love! i bet my daughter would love to help me make these! I’d love for you to share at my holiday recipes link party if you have a chance! Hope you’re having a great holiday! http://www.dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/12/tis-season-of-holiday-leftovers-cheesy.html
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  17. Just wondering how many of these would the recipe make, because I need around 20-25

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