We all like to save some money wherever we can, especially around the holidays. Everyone spends their money in different ways and places. For example, I don’t really like to travel … at all … but I love to go shopping. I’m pretty sure you all know that by now 😉
Food is a place where I often splurge. I love to order treats from across the country that I’ve seen on TV. I love fresh, wild fish. And I’m pretty sure I could eat my weight in fruit. None of these are exactly budget friendly.
On the other side of the coin, I can make a meal out of scrambled eggs and a simple salad. In fact, eggs are one of my favorite dinners. Oatmeal is a favorite budget friendly breakfast. And these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls are an awesome dessert that will go easy on your wallet.
The low cost of making these popcorn balls is just one of the reasons I love them. They are also super simple to make and gluten free. They only have three ingredients: popcorn, butter, and marshmallows. I used candy corn marshmallows for a fun, festive color, but use whatever marshmallows you have on hand and want to give a try. The flavor possibilities are endless.
Popcorn is a great pantry staple. I pop it in the microwave and leave it plain for a healthy snack or I coat it in caramel or marshmallow. It lasts a long time and goes so far. Seriously, a ¼ cup of kernels makes a bowl full of popcorn.
Anytime you need a quick, budget friendly treat, make these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls – they are sure to be a hit.
2/3 cup popcorn kernels
10 ounces candy corn marshmallows
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Pop the popcorn kernels. You may use any method. I always put the kernels in a paper bag, fold the top down a few times and microwave until the popping begins to subside. It usually takes 1:30-2 minutes. Allow the popcorn to cool slightly and sift through to remove any unpopped kernels.
Place the marshmallows and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. Add the popcorn and stir until fully coated.
Oil or butter your hands. Grab some of the popcorn mixture and mold into a ball. Place on the parchment and repeat with the remaining popcorn. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
Bean and Bacon Soup by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Mexican Turkey Bean Soup by What Smells So Good?
Pasta e Fagioli by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Turkey and Dumpling Soup by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Pancake Warriors
Black Bean and Bell Pepper Quesadillas by My San Francisco Kitchen
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs by Feeding Big
Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Chicken Enchiladas by The Freshman Cook
Chicken Piccata by Monica’s Table
Chicken Tetrazzini by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs by Life Tastes Good
Dutch Baby Pancakes by Brunch with Joy
Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Bake with Potatoes and Sausage by From Gate to Plate [or breakfast]
Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Egyptian Rice and Lentils by Wholistic Woman
French Onion Soup Twice Baked Potato by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Gnocchi with Fennel and Pork by Caroline’s Cooking
Italian Baked Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Orzo with Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potatoes by Cooking Chat
Sauteed Vegetables by Party Food and Entertaining
Turkey Sausage and Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Bar by Momma’s Meals
Yakisoba (Japanese Stir Fried Noodles) by Curious Cuisinere
And more saving suggestions from the Sunday Supper Movement:
Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for #SundaySupper
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