Popped Krispies Treats

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away. Is that the official close to the holiday season? Because I think I’ve been in holiday eating mode since Halloween. No, it’s not? Just me?

I’m not a big football fan, but I’m from L.A., and will definitely be cheering on the Rams. Let’s be honest though, I’ll be spending most of my time on Sunday munching on yummy food and these Popped Krispies Treats will definitely be on the menu. Think Rice Krispies Treats and popcorn having a baby together. This is a quick and easy recipe and would be lots of fun to prepare with your kids.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (plus more to grease your hands with later when forming the balls)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
  • about 12 cups popped popcorn. You can pop your own or buy pre-popped popcorn. If buying the pre-popped kind, just make sure it’s “naked” or lightly salted at most.

Yield: 18 – 20 medium sized balls


Melt the butter in a large pot on medium-low heat.

Add the brown sugar and stir until sugar has dissolved.

Reduce heat to low and add vanilla.

Add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows have *almost* completely melted. The mixture should not be completely liquified. Some mini marshmallows should still be visible.

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the popcorn. Add sprinkles and mix until all the popcorn is well coated.

Let cool until the mixture is cool enough to handle.

Lightly grease your hands with butter. Scoop out a handful and use your hands to shape into a ball.

Place the popcorn balls on parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle with sea salt and allow to cool.

Store the Popped Krispies Treats in an airtight container or large freezer bag to prevent the popcorn from getting stale.