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Candy Corn & Peanut Popcorn Balls

My daughter and I enjoy baking and cooking together, and this recipe is one my daughter can help make and then share at school.—Kim Shireman, Searcy, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + standing
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3 packages (3.3 ounces each) butter-flavored microwave popcorn
  • 1 package (18-1/2 ounces) candy corn
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Cook popcorn according to package directions; place in a large bowl. Add candy corn and peanuts; mix well.
  • In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter and oil. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn mixture; mix well. Cool slightly.
  • With greased hands, shape mixture into 12 popcorn balls, about 2-1/3 cups each. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

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