Back to school time says Fall to me even though it’s still August. If you are looking for a fun fall treat to bring a smile to kids’ faces, try these Fall Popcorn Balls with Reese’s Pieces!
These popcorn balls are made just like Rice Krispies treats but with popcorn. I used a bag of already popped store-bought popcorn to make my life even easier, but popping your own is of course great too. Make sure you wait a couple minutes for the marshmallow to cool a bit before stirring in the candy or the Reese’s Pieces will all crack. (Some will still probably crack, but that’s OK and just helps to spread out the peanut buttery goodness throughout the popcorn ball.) I would like to tell you that this is an easy recipe because it kind of is, what with only four ingredients and no real cooking. Melted marshmallow is very sticky to work with though, which makes it a bit tricky. I used waxed paper sprayed with cooking spray to scoop and shape the balls, which made it easier and less messy. When I tried to use a spoon or measuring cup to scoop up this stick mixture, it was a frustrating mess! Serve these festive fall popcorn balls at your next Halloween party, school bake sale, or playdate and watch them get gobbled up!
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