These are so good and so easy and so beautiful that they'll think you really fussed! I made them last weekend for a family night with friends.
Marshmallow--M&M Popcorn Balls
3 qts. popped popcorn (plain)
1/4 c. butter
10 oz. bag of marshmallows
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup M&M's (mini's are fun)
extra butter for hands
Put popcorn in a very large roaster or dish pan (leave out old maids).
Melt butter, sugar and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly until completely melted and blended. Pour over popcorn and gently, but quickly stir. Just before you begin to shape the balls, add the M&M's. You'll want to wait a few minutes so that the candies don't melt when added to a "too hot" mixture. Stir them in gently. Butter your hands and shape into balls. Place on waxed paper and allow to finish cooling. Makes about 20 nice sized popcorn balls.
*To make a healthier popcorn ball, you may add raisins, craisins, or chopped nuts.