S'mores Popcorn Balls

Summer s'mores meet movie-theater popcorn in these sweet marshmallow-, chocolate- and pretzel-studded treats. Snack on them while watching an outdoor movie on a picnic blanket or at your local drive-in theater.

From Cooking Channel
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 5 min
YIELD: 6 large balls


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups salted popcorn (not buttered)
  • 1/2 cup broken salted pretzels
  • 3 graham crackers, broken into bite-sized pieces
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Lightly coat a baking sheet and a rubber spatula with cooking spray.

Cook 1/2 cup of the marshmallows, the sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon water and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large pot over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until the mixture melts completely, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. Add the popcorn, pretzels, graham crackers and the remaining 1/2 cup marshmallows, and stir with the rubber spatula until completely combined.

Coat the inside of a 1-cup dry measuring cup with cooking spray. Scoop up a heaping cup of the popcorn mixture, and unmold it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for a total of 6 mounds on the baking sheet. Spray your hands generously with the cooking spray. Press each mound firmly with both hands to form a tight popcorn ball. Let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes to fully set. Store in airtight containers for up to 2 days (time may vary depending on humidity levels).

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Use a 1/2-cup dry measuring cup to make 12 smaller balls.

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