Sweet Marmalade Popcorn Balls


15For a fun and seasonal twist on a popular holiday treat, try these marmalade popcorn balls. They’re quick and easy to make, and will satisfy even the most voracious sweet tooth. Plus, the recipe is naturally allergy-friendly, making it the perfect gift for almost all of your special diet friends!

Sweet Marmalade Popcorn Balls Recipe (naturally vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, allergy-friendly)This sweet marmalade popcorn balls recipe with photo was shared with us by www.popcorn.org.

Special Diet Notes: Sweet Marmalade Popcorn Balls

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-basd, and vegetarian.

Marmalade Popcorn Balls
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Serves: 15 balls
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light corn syrup (can sub honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 5 quarts popped popcorn
  1. Add the sugar, water, marmalade, salt, light corn syrup and vinegar to a saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cook until a thermometer reads 250°F, the hard ball stage.
  2. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and slowly pour the sweet mixture over-top while mixing thoroughly.
  3. Using greased hands, shape the popcorn into 2½-inch balls and let set.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. What an incredibly fun way to make a homemade present. I love how the popcorn balls look and I’m a huge marmalade fan, so the taste would be right up my alley. Happy Holidays Alisa to you, your family, and the godairyfree community.

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