S'mores Popcorn Balls

They should require you to take a course when you get your first Costco or Sam's Club membership. Some kind of class that will teach you about the psychology of buying and explain that although you can now get an assortment of food, gift and leisure items for cheap prices, you don't always need them. In fact, you usually don't need them. They're so cheap, though, it's hard to pass up. Case in point, my husband and I went to Costco last week to buy some water softener salt. We came out with salt, new wiper blades, brown sugar, a 36 pack of Rolos and a set of 8 solar pathway lights. We don't even have a pathway to light. We should really start limiting our trips there to once a month. 

Sometimes finding a new food blog can be similar. I might stumble on one in a search for a specific type of recipe, but end up looking around and finding something I like even more. These s'mores popcorn balls are the "wiper blades" of an internet search last week for a soup recipe. I have yet to make the soup, but I have to admit that I've already made these twice. Fall makes me crave popcorn and popcorn balls, so these are perfectly fitting my mood right now. They're a little bit summer, and little bit fall, and a whole lot of easy yumminess. They have all the classic tastes of a s'mores in a quick popcorn ball. To give them an extra bit of flavor, I toasted the popcorn balls for a few minutes under the broiler so the marshmallow holding the ball together would get more of a caramelized flavor. Add some melted milk chocolate (I think these taste even better when the chocolate is still melted, but boy is it messy) and you've got my new favorite snack. 

Until my next blog search, that is. 


S'mores Popcorn Balls


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups chopped or broken graham crackers (keep the pieces about 1/2" in size)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 oz bag regular (not mini or jumbo) marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch or two salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ounces chopped milk chocolate, melted


  1. In a large roasting pan coated with nonstick spray, toss together popcorn, graham cracker pieces and chocolate chips (if using).
  2. In a large saucepan, melt together butter, marshmallows and salt, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour melted marshmallows over the popcorn mixture and stir to coat - set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray - shape the mixture, using roughly 3/4 cup per, into balls, placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Heat broiler and place popcorn balls on a large baking sheet. Broil the popcorn balls until lightly browned, watching carefully and taking the baking sheet out to turn the popcorn balls every few minutes. Let cool.
  5. Drizzle the tops of the balls with melted chocolate - place into the refrigerator until set, about 10 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min Ready in: 20 min Yield: 10 popcorn balls

Recipe Source: adapted from Canadian Living via desertculinary.blogspot.com

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You genius, you.  These look divine!  And your first pic is incredible!  Well, so is your second one.  :)

I bet they are addictive...they look like they would be!  :)  Smores without the firepit?  I am in!  :)

oh  and I totally agree with you on the costco thing!  I am still working my way through my huge bag of brown sugar...and I also have the matching bag of powdered sugar in my pantry as well!  lol   But you can't beat the prices on the unsalted butter! 

So true! Sometimes that's the whole reason we go there. Of course, that's not the only thing we come out with. :)

Thanks! The first picture is one of my favorites, too. I like when I take a picture that I'm completely satisfied with. It doesn't happen very much. :)

what a fun treat! it's like summer all year round!

These popcorn balls are the cutest!! I've been seeing S'mores recipes all over, but not in popcorn balls! Love this!!

S'mores popcorn balls need to enter my life very soon - these look addictive and delicious!

My mother has been shopping at Costco for at least twenty years and she still hasn't learned this lesson...so don't feel bad.

I do the SAME THING with new blogs!  but hey...this is a crazy awesome recipe.  Totally deserves to be made at least thirty times more!

Things happen at Sam's Club. And they never include what you originally go in to purchase. :)

Please clarify the amount of marshmallows, is it really a 1 ounce bag?  Thanks...

Thanks for letting me know. It's a regular 16 oz bag.

I have not been able to taste this recipe but it looks very good and i want to taste it very much

An amazing treat for the kids. Smores Popcorn Balls were a big hit. Great recipe! I really like to make new things like this. What is sweeter than this desert was saving money when I shopped for the ingredients. I always check quickandeasycoupons.com for up to date coupons I can use every time.

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