Grinch Popcorn Balls

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We’ve been having movie night a lot at my house and have been watching a lot of Christmas movies.  My kids love Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas so I thought I would make a fun treat to eat. I surprised them and made them while they were at school.  They couldn’t wait to dig in!

Grinch Popcorn Balls

Ingredients for popcorn balls

I melted the butter in a pot on the stove.  Pour in marshmallows and stir continuously until they’re melted.  I just popped the popcorn in the microwave while I was stirring.  I grabbed a large pot and poured in the popcorn.  Once the marshmallows were melted, I poured them over the popcorn and stirred until well coated.  You’ll need to wait a few minutes until the popcorn has cooled to form your balls.  It will be extremely sticky and they won’t take shape.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

While your forming the balls, place your stick in the middle.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

Next I made the hearts.  You can find these remade at some stores.  They only had zebra print ones when I went out, so I decided to make my own.  You’ll need a mold and melting chocolates.  You can find melting chocolates in practically any color you want.  I just melt mine in the microwave.  I got the mold at Michaels’s for $2.99.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

Once they were melted, I put in a baggie and cut off the corner so I cold fill up the mold without making a mess. I popped them in the freezer for a few minutes until they hardened.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

Here’s the finished hearts.  You can just pop them out of the mold.  We had extra and my kids have been loving them.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

Next, I coated the popcorn balls in the same melting chocolate, but green.  I melted it in the microwave and used a spoon to cover the popcorn balls.  This is where the stick comes in really handy.  I put these in the refrigerator so the chocolate would harden.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

I bought a tube of icing and just put a dab on it to hold the heart in place.

Grinch Popcorn Balls

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4 Responses

  1. This is a fantastic treat! I love the heart accent and know my children will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing on my facebook page. Pinned and stumbled.

  2. Leslie says:

    Hi, I am wondering approx how many these make?

    • Holly says:

      Should make at least 8.

      • Leslie says:

        Thank you! I am attempting to make these for my sons class party, and I wanted to make sure I have enough supplies. They are super cute, and I can’t wait to make them! Thank you for sharing! 🙂