Chewy marshmallow coated red, white, and blue popcorn balls are easy to make and fun to serve at a 4th of July party.
Divide the marshmallows among three large mixing bowls (3 ounces in each).
Place 1 tablespoon of butter into each bowl.
Add red candy melts to one bowl, white to another, and blue to the other.
Heat one bowl at a time in the microwave for 45-60 seconds until the marshmallows puff up and begin to melt.
Remove and stir until melted and smooth.
Repeat for the two remaining bowls of marshmallows.
Stir in red or blue food coloring, if desired, to make the red marshmallows and the blue marshmallows more vibrantly colored.
Stir 4 cups of popcorn into each of the bowls until the popcorn is evenly coated.
Immediately pinch off piece of each color and form 8 multi-colored red, white, and blue popcorn balls.
Store in an airtight container, preferably a metal popcorn tin.
These popcorn balls are best eaten the day they are made but can be stored overnight in an airtight container. Storing them in a metal popcorn tin will keep them the freshest.