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Red, white, and blue popcorn balls make fun desserts for a 4th of July party.
Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Balls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

Chewy marshmallow coated red, white, and blue popcorn balls are easy to make and fun to serve at a 4th of July party. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn balls, red, white, and blue popcorn balls
Servings: 8 popcorn balls
Author: Beth
Ingredients
  • 9 ounces marshmallows, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup red candy melts
  • 1/4 cup white candy melts
  • 1/4 cup blue candy melts
  • red and blue food coloring, optional
  • 12 cups kettle corn
Instructions
  1. Divide the marshmallows among three large mixing bowls (3 ounces in each).

  2. Place 1 tablespoon of butter into each bowl.

  3. Add red candy melts to one bowl, white to another, and blue to the other. 

  4. Heat one bowl at a time in the microwave for 45-60 seconds until the marshmallows puff up and begin to melt. 

  5. Remove and stir until melted and smooth. 

  6. Repeat for the two remaining bowls of marshmallows. 

  7. Stir in red or blue food coloring, if desired, to make the red marshmallows and the blue marshmallows more vibrantly colored. 

  8. Stir 4 cups of popcorn into each of the bowls until the popcorn is evenly coated. 

  9. Immediately pinch off piece of each color and form 8 multi-colored red, white, and blue popcorn balls. 

  10. Store in an airtight container, preferably a metal popcorn tin.

Recipe Notes

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.