Halloween Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are a classic treat no one can turn down, especially when they take a sweet and salty turn! Jazz up this nostalgic treat with candy corn and roasted peanuts for a party-perfect snack that both kids and adults will love this Halloween.

Yield: 8-10 popcorn balls


  • 12 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (5 ounces) candy corn
  • 1/2 cup (3 ounces) roasted, salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons Halloween sprinkles, optional


  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and add the popcorn. Set aside.
  3. In a Farberware® PURECOOK™ Ceramic Nonstick medium size saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter begins to melt, add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn and gently toss with a spatula. Add candy corn and peanuts.
  6. Spray your hands with cooking spray and continue to mix until everything is coated and combined. Add sprinkles just before you’re almost done mixing to prevent sprinkles from crushing.
  7. Shape the popcorn into balls and set on a parchment-lined sheet pan to cool.