Spiced Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Everett Published: February 8, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Spiced Popcorn Balls

Crunchy and buttery popcorn is folded into melted marshmallows, then flavored with nutmeg, molasses, and cinnamon for a sweet and spiced up popcorn balls.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter
  • 6ozminiature marshmallows
  • cupmolasses
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspnutmeg,grated
  • ½cuppeanuts,crushed
  • 8cupspopcorn,popped


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in the miniature marshmallows, then cook and stir for about 5 minutes until mostly melted.

  2. Add the molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the marshmallow mixture, and continue cooking for about 5 minutes more until the mixture begins to bubble.

  3. Mix the crushed peanuts into the mixture, then remove the pot from heat.

  4. Gently fold the popcorn into the marshmallow mixture to coat, taking care to not crush kernels.

  5. Working with buttered hands or a measuring cup sprayed with non-stick spray, form popcorn mixture into 12 balls and let rest on waxed paper until cool.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 160.39kcal
  • Fat: 7.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.51g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.00g
  • Fiber: 1.31g
  • Sugar: 15.48g
  • Protein: 2.36g
  • Cholesterol: 7.63mg
  • Sodium: 16.51mg
  • Calcium: 31.11mg
  • Potassium: 195.68mg
  • Iron: 0.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 24.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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