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Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls

Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls – Valentine’s Day Recipe

Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls Recipe

There’s just something about popcorn balls that takes me back to classroom parties! We used to have red and green popcorn balls for Christmas and orange popcorn balls for Halloween. Though my kids aren’t currently attending a regular school, we do have a Valentine’s Day party to attend this week. So we’re bringing Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls!

Why Pink Velvet? Well, the Walmart Moms were challenged to come up with a Valentine’s Day recipe using Duncan Hines’ New Signature Pink Velvet Layer Cake Mix ($1.38 at Walmart). I figured, why not use cake batter mix in popcorn balls? After all, Shelley at Cookies and Cups made amazing looking Red Velvet Krispie Treats. If Rice Krispies taste good with cake batter, popcorn should too!

And it does!

Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls

Even though I’m not supposed to be eating sugar, I had a teeny tiny bite of these Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls of goodness. Then I may have cried, because I couldn’t eat any more.

My children and husband all agreed that Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls are here to stay.

The cool part about this recipe? Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls are super-easy to make and easy to transport to kid parties. I know, because to get these tempting treats out of the house, I sent them with my oldest to a youth group event.

Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls

The Bible says we’re supposed to flee from temptation, right? So I sent these sugary treats packing to a place where hungry teens with great metabolisms could enjoy them.

I guess I should get to the recipe before Valentine’s Day gets here, shouldn’t I? Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas, be sure to follow my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board!

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Pink Velvet Popcorn Balls - Valentine's Day Recipe
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 20
Prep time:
Total time:
These easy to make pink popcorn balls are the perfect classroom party snack!
  • ¾ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp. water
  • ½ cup dry Duncan Hines Signature Pink Velvet Cake mix
  1. Pop popcorn in an air popper (or using your favorite method of popping corn). Add 1 tsp salt to the dry popcorn. Mix. Keep popcorn warm in the oven, while you make the syrup. A large, greased roasting pan is works well for this.
  2. In a pan over low heat, melt together corn syrup, marshmallows, butter, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in dry cake mix and mix well.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn and mix well. Using greased hands, quickly form into balls and let cool. Wrap them in cellophane and tie with a ribbon, if you like.

This post is linked at Good Tips Tuesday and  A Little R&R.


  • Angelsong

    Not to add to the temptation (and good for you for withstanding it), I bet you could use just about any basic cake mix flavor to make these.

    • Lynnae McCoy

      You probably could. I liked the pink, because of Valentine’s Day. But other flavors would taste great, too!

  • Julieanne

    This looks delicious! I’ll pass the recipe on to others, since we can’t eat them ourselves. But what a great, simple idea, Lynnae! 😉

    • Lynnae McCoy

      Julieanne, I tasted just a little, to make sure they tasted OK. They were sooooo tempting! I sent them to youth group with Hannah to get them out of the house! I think we’ll make more for a Valentine’s Day party we’re attending.

  • Jill

    Looks wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing on Good Tips Tuesday!

    • Lynnae McCoy

      Thanks for hosting! I love Good Tips Tuesday!

  • Sherryl @ SimplySherryl

    My little ones would love these!
    Thanks for sharing with us on Good Tip Tuesday –