Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Cotton Candy

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Looking for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day recipe? Look no further than these delicious marshmallow popcorn balls! Stuffed with cotton candy, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles, they’re the perfect sweet treat for your loved one.

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When it comes to Valentine’s day, it can be nice to make some extra special treats you might ordinarily not make on any other day. It is always nice to have a theme, and the chances are you may be staying at home and enjoying some time with the person you love the most, or indeed the kids and your other half.

These Valentine’s Day marshmallow popcorn balls with candy floss are a real treat. Perfect as a fun snack or to enjoy if you are settling down to watch a little TV.

The kids will love the candy floss element and the taste of the mini marshmallows, and it is the ideal treat if you have a sweet tooth. It is really simple to make and doesn’t require too many ingredients.

You can even use ready-made popcorn if you don’t want to pop the kernels yourself. So if you want to make an extra special sweet treat this Valentine’s day, then here is everything you need to know to make the Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Candy Floss.

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Popcorn Balls with Marshmallows Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (20-ounce) package of mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 5 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 10 ounces cotton candy
  • Red food coloring
  • Rainbow sprinkles

How to make the Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Candy Floss

1. First of all, gather all of your ingredients together. Get your popcorn ready by making it or opening up your pre-made packet. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and set aside.

2. Add the butter and the mini marshmallows together in a microwave-safe bowl.

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3. You will then need to heat it in 30-second bursts. Make sure you remove the each time and give the mixture a good stir. You need to continue doing this until everything is melted together.

4. Once the marshmallows and butter are combined, you can whisk in the red food coloring.

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5. Add in the popcorn and gently fold until the popcorn takes on the red mixture and is coated.

6. Next, mix in white chocolate chips and the candy floss until they are both evenly distributed amongst the popcorn.

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7. Use a spoon, ice cream scoop, or your hands to make the individual balls and set them on parchment paper. This is so they don’t stick.

8. Top with the sprinkles, and then let them rest for 30 minutes before serving. Then enjoy your tasty sweet treat.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Add the food coloring and mix well before folding in the popcorn. This gives you a chance to get the right red color you want.
  • Let the melted marshmallow mixture cool slightly before mixing in white chocolate chips and candy floss. You won’t want to melt those other ingredients.
  • The longer you leave the popcorn balls to set, the crunchier they will be. 30 minutes is the minimum, but if you can leave a little longer, then that will make the texture perfect.
  • If you are making this ahead of time, then add it to an airtight container and leave it at room temperature until you are ready to enjoy it.
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Variations

  • If you want to make a different batch, you could use pink food coloring for a pretty pink color. Or split the popcorn into batches and color them separately. You can split the butter and marshmallow mixture to get two separate colors.
  • Add extra sweets or candies such as red, pink, and white M&M’s. Or perhaps some gummy sweets like Haribo love hearts.
  • You could keep some mini marshmallows aside and then add them whole when you add the chocolate chips and candy floss to the popcorn.
  • For added crunch, why not mix in some crushed cookies like Oreos? Yummy!
  • Drizzle some melted chocolate over the top of the popcorn balls and let them set a little longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How should I serve the Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Cotton Candy?

This is a wonderful snack served on its own when you are settling down for a film or to binge-watch your latest Netflix obsession. However, you could also serve it with some other Valentine-inspired snacks.

How do I store the Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Candy Floss?

Enjoy the popcorn balls immediately, or store them in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. You don’t need to store them in the fridge as they will be perfect at room temperature.

Can I enjoy this recipe at any other time of the year?

Absolutely! This is perfect for Christmas, where you could add in some festive treats. Use different food coloring to make it an ideal sweet treat on St Patrick’s day, at a baby shower, or even during Halloween.

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These delicious marshmallow popcorn balls are so much fun to make and really are the perfect snack, they look great piled into bowls or set out on a platter. And, with ingredients like popcorn, marshmallow, and cotton candy, these blissfully simple treats require only a little prep and absolutely no baking.

I hope you enjoy these easy popcorn balls. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

valentines day marshmallow popcorn balls recipe

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Cotton Candy

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These delicious marshmallow popcorn balls stuffed with cotton candy, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles are so much fun to make and really are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Servings: 18
Calories: 250kcal
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Setting Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 20 ounce package mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 5 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 10 ounces cotton candy
  • Red food coloring
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Pour the popcorn in a large bowl and set aside
  • Melt the butter and the marshmallows together in the microwave
  • Whisk in the red food coloring
  • Add in the popcorn and gently fold
  • Next mix in white chocolate chips and cotton candy
  • Use a spoon, ice cream scoop, or your hands to make the individual balls and set them on parchment paper
  • Top with the sprinkles and let them rest for 30 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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