The hubs had been asking me for like ever to make him some popcorn balls. This man would probably live off of popcorn if left on his own.. Finally I gave in, because the idea of popcorn balls did sound good.. but when looking at what I had in the cupboard, it wasn't going to be easy.. I didn't have enough corn syrup for one recipe, nor did I have enough marshmallows for another recipe that I had..
My compromise? The almost full jar of marshmallow creme I found in my cabinet!
These popcorn balls turned out really good. I am going to share the original recipe for you, but know that if need be you could use the marshmallow creme!
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 package miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 quarts popped popcorn
Melt butter in a large heavy pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and brown sugar and stir until melted. I did not have a full bag of miniature marshmallows, I had about ¼ of a bag, but I had an almost full jar of marshmallow creme… So I added most of that jar to the brown sugar and butter mixture.
Remove from heat.
Pour popcorn into pot; mix well. With greased hands, shape into 2 1/2-inch balls. Set on parchment lined baking sheet to dry slightly.
Eat and Enjoy!