Rainbow Kettle Corn Popcorn Balls
Amazingly easy 4-ingredient popcorn balls made with kettle corn and skittles! Kids will love these Rainbow Kettle Corn Popcorn Balls!
Did you know that it’s less than a month away from the BIG GAME? And between playoffs and bowl games, it seems like there’s always football on at our house! I love football, but for me, the big game is all about the food and the halftime show. This week, I have THREE new recipes planned that are perfect for your upcoming football watch parties. First up, these amazingly sweet and salty Rainbow Kettle Corn Popcorn Balls!
Now, you can definitely customize this mix to your favorite team’s colors or to match the holiday you are celebrating! Or, just make it EXTRA festive with rainbow colors. I used regular Skittles, and didn’t pick out any specific colors. It would be so easy to customize the colors if you needed to.
Package these kettle corn popcorn balls in individual bags with a bow, then give as a gift!
For Halloween, serve them in a big bowl alongside more spooky treats! I’m picturing my Halloween Baked Brie, this beautiful Dark Chocolate Ghost Cake, or these yummy Loaded Brownie Mix Cookies (with chocolate chips).
Making these kettle corn popcorn balls is so very simple. I bought microwave bags of kettle corn, but you could make it from scratch if you desired. I was going for quick and easy on this recipe!
I threw Skittles in with the kettle corn, and then coated the popcorn and Skittles mixture with a super easy marshmallow coating, and then formed them into popcorn balls! I studded each popcorn ball with extra Skittles so each popcorn ball had all the colors visible. If you don’t do this, you will only catch a glimpse of the skittles mixed in.
- 8 cups kettle corn, popped*
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup skittles
- Pop popcorn per package instructions. Spread popped popcorn and skittles on a large baking tray.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over very low heat. Stir constantly.
- Pour the butter and marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Carefully stir the popcorn to coat, making sure to scoop up the skittles which will sink to the bottom of the tray.
- Allow popcorn to cool. Grease hands with cooking spray or butter then form into balls of about 3 inches in diameter.
- I used microwave kettle corn.