3-ingredient vanilla popcorn balls

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Devan

Devan

Editor

“Inspired by a homemade Halloween favorite, these one-bite vanilla popcorn balls are chewy, fragrant, and sweet, with just the right amount of salt to balance them out. They tend to get hard relatively fast, so make a smaller batch if you can’t eat them right away or wrap them individually in some plastic wrap once they set. Make sure to remove any unpopped kernels before adding the popcorn to the marshmallow mixture—you wouldn’t want to be the reason for someone else’s broken tooth!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-20+
vanilla bean
50 g popcorn kernels
200 g marshmallows
3 tbsp unsalted butter
vegetable oil
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • pot
  • bowl
  • paper towels
  • rubber spatula
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet

Nutrition per serving

Cal
55
Protein
0 g
Fat
2 g
Carb
9 g
  • Step 1/3

    Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Pour in popcorn kernels and add a pinch of salt. Cover and lightly shake the pot until kernels start popping. Lift or set the lid at an angle to allow steam to escape. Once kernel pops are more frequent, remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to a bowl, making sure to remove any unpopped kernels. Wipe out the pot with a paper towel.
    • 50 g popcorn kernels
    • vegetable oil
    • salt
    • pot
    • bowl
    • paper towels

    Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Pour in popcorn kernels and add a pinch of salt. Cover and lightly shake the pot until kernels start popping. Lift or set the lid at an angle to allow steam to escape. Once kernel pops are more frequent, remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to a bowl, making sure to remove any unpopped kernels. Wipe out the pot with a paper towel.

  • Step 2/3

    Melt butter and marshmallows in the same pot over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, deseed the vanilla bean and add the seeds to the pot. Once the marshmallows are melted completely, remove pot from heat and mix in popcorn and bit of salt. Stir gently until fully coated.
    • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 200 g marshmallows
    • vanilla bean
    • rubber spatula

    Melt butter and marshmallows in the same pot over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, deseed the vanilla bean and add the seeds to the pot. Once the marshmallows are melted completely, remove pot from heat and mix in popcorn and bit of salt. Stir gently until fully coated.

  • Step 3/3

    Use a greased spoon and your hands to form the popcorn mixture into bite sized balls. Set them on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and let sit for approx. 10 min. Enjoy!
    • parchment paper
    • baking sheet

    Use a greased spoon and your hands to form the popcorn mixture into bite sized balls. Set them on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and let sit for approx. 10 min. Enjoy!