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Chocolate-Dipped Popcorn Balls

Marshmallow coated popcorn is garnished with candy coated chocolates and honey roasted peanuts then dipped in chocolate.

  • Serves: 20 servings (1 popcorn ball each)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 Cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 3 Tablespoon margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 pkg (10.5 oz or 298 g) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 Cup semisweet or milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 bag (99 g each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Buttery Flavour Microwave Popcorn
  • 4 *serving (1/3 sec spray) PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening


  1. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Combine popped corn, candies and peanuts in large bowl.
  2. Place marshmallows in 8-cup glass measure; add margarine. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted when stirred. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss gently to coat evenly.
  3. Spray hands with cooking spray; form popcorn mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls.
  4. Combine morsels and shortening in microwave-safe bowl or 2-cup glass measure; microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Dip half of each popcorn ball in melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper and let stand until chocolate sets or refrigerate 30 minutes to set chocolate. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and tie with colored ribbons to match the occasion.

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