• Makes 18
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


This Sticky Popcorn Surprise is a fun sweet treat that even the kids can make! For younger children, adults should heat the marshmallow and supervise until the mixture is cool enough to touch. After that, let the kids go for it with whatever they add. ENJOY! (and remember a recipe as sweet as this is definitely just a sometimes food)!

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Ingredients (makes 18 )

  • 300g Marshmallows
  • 3 cups Popcorn (plain, salted or salted caramel)
  • 1 cup M&Ms, Smarties or other chocolate treats
  • 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup Dessicated or Shredded Coconut


  1. Melt the marshmallows in either a frypan (on low heat), a heatproof bowl in the microwave or a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
  2. Once the marshmallows are melted, add the popcorn and combine well.
  3. Divide the mixture in half and add the M&Ms to one half of the mixture and the almonds and coconut to the other half.
  4. Dip your fingers into either a little water or a little butter and form into balls a little larger than a golf ball or place little heaps of the mixture into cupcake papers.
  5. If you'd like them to stay a little soft and pliable leave at room temperature. If you'd like them to go quite hard, pop them in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes.
  6. Serve the same day or store for a few days in an airtight container. The only thing that may happen over a few days is that popcorn may lose its crunch (but they will still be tasty).

  • Make a nice treat for a special occasion


  • This looks great for birthday parties


  • The grand kids will love making this recipe but I’ll make sure it’s a once a year thing near their birthday. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • What a simple yet sweet treat to make. Kids will love making them the way they want


  • Sounds super sweet


  • I would prefer to make it with just the popcorn, slivered almonds and shredded coconut and then add some coconut palm syrup or maple syrup.


  • A great treat recipe


  • Super sticky the kids will love this


  • Perfect recipe for a kids Birthday treat


  • Thanks for the recipe. Looks great.


  • These look like a lot of fun, and a flavoursome hit. Would love to try with peanut M&Ms. Mmm.


  • Sticky mess with the younger ones, well liked by all.


  • this would be a fun and colourful treat for a kids party! i reckon that they would go crazy for it. cheers for sharing this idea


  • Great party treat even bordering on the healthy side. Thanks for sharing , Nikki.


  • This would be a winner with the kids (& hubby) ????


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