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A fun holiday treat for the grandkids: Coconut Popcorn Snowballs

Delight the grandkids with this fun holiday treat! Popcorn plays with peppermint and coconut for some wintertime fun and flavor!

Yield: 8 (4-inch) balls


  • 2 cups shredded or flaked sweetened coconut
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon coconut or vanilla extract
  • 8 candy canes or candy cane sticks, about 3-4 inches


  1. Place a large sheet of wax (or parchment) paper over a work surface. Spread coconut onto paper.
  2. Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated.
  4. Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into balls. Place balls on coconut and roll and press coconut to coat. While holding popcorn ball, gently press a candy cane into each ball.
  5. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap for storage.


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