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Popcorn Snacks

We always had popcorn balls at Christmastime when I was growing up. A couple years ago, my mother gave me this recipe for an updated version.—Vicki Theis, Shakoppe, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    9 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the marshmallows, butter and oil until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and salt.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the popcorn, M&M's and peanuts. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix well. Press into two greased 13-in. x 9-in. pans. Let stand for 2 hours or until set. Cut into bars and remove from pans. Store in an airtight container.

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