Sweet and Chewy Popcorn Bites

    20 min

    A different way to serve popcorn! Popcorn is blended with a mixture of golden syrup, margarine, cold water, sugar and marshmallows, before being rolled into balls.

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    Makes: 20 popcorn bites

    • 275g golden syrup
    • 50g margarine
    • 2 teaspoons cold water
    • 330g icing sugar
    • 50g marshmallows
    • 5 litres plain popped popcorn

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the golden syrup, margarine, cold water, icing sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to the boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
    2. Grease hands with vegetable margarine and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cling film and store at room temperature.

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    Love this soft chewy recipe!!!! EASY!!! A quick way to make balls is to oil a cup(measuring cup works well) ans stuff coated popcorn in. A tap to the bottom of the cup onto waxed paper leaves beautiful balls! Yum!! I've made them a few times and love them but add 2 teaspoons of vanilla to flavour Remember to butter hands before playing in coated popcorn or it'll stick!.  -  19 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very easy to make & yummy! I made them for my child's class. 3 microwaveable bags of popcorn was sufficent for 20 servings. After popping, I placed them in 2 large casserole dishes & set them in a warm oven while I cooked the topping. Then poured it over the popcorn & stirred until well coated. Latex gloves sprayed w/Pam helped while forming the balls! Hope this helps!  -  18 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Quick & easy! First time making popcorn balls, will definitly make again. I made them for my son's class~they loved them! A couple of tips that worked for me was using the gloves sprayed with Pam, break the popcorn into three or more batches(much easier to work with plus you won't have to work as quickly),forming the popcorn in the muffin tins (quick and gave them a place to set up), for the clean up I boiled water in the saucepan to melt the corn syrup mixture then poured that water into my mixing bowl to help clean up that bowl. I was able to make 36 popcon balls out of this recipe.  -  30 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)