Popcorn Balls


Serving Size:
1 popcorn ball

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 cups unsalted popped popcorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring 


  1. Place butter and marshmallows in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and optional food coloring.
  2. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl. Pour in marshmallow mixture and stir.
  3. To make popcorn balls, grease hands with butter and form popcorn balls about the size of a baseball. Place on wax paper to cool. Serve or store wrapped in plastic wrap.

Helpful hints

  • For appetizer size, make 20 smaller popcorn balls.
  • Use food coloring of choice to match different holiday themes.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 232

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 29 g

Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 26 mg

Sodium 113 mg

Potassium 37 mg

Phosphorus 40 mg

Calcium 3 mg

Fiber 1.6 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat
  • 1 high calorie

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