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Peeps Popcorn Balls

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These Peeps Popcorn Balls are our favorite way to enjoy leftover Peeps. Perfect for Peeps lovers or those who hate Peeps. Either way, everyone loves colorful marshmallow popcorn balls! They taste great and are a family favorite treat!


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Main image for recipe of popcorn balls made and all laid out


My kids LOVE Peeps.

It is one of their favorite treats at Easter and they go nuts for the sugar coated marshmallows.

I on the other hand do not like them at all.

My favorite way to eat a Peep is to toss it in the garbage!


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Hot pink peeps in a pan ready to be cooked down.


However, because my kids like them, we buy peeps every year for them.

Unlike when I was a child and Peeps were only available at Easter, they are now available all year in different shapes and sizes and flavors!

Despite that being true, we still only get them for the kids at Easter.


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Peeps in pan partially melted


Mainly because I don’t care for them.

Yes my kids each get their own package of Peeps.

However, we do not let the kids eat the entire package in one sitting.

Because of this, the Peeps eventually dry out and get tossed.


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Peeps fully melted and ready to be poured onto popcorn


This year, I am changing things up.

Instead of tossing those gross peeps, I’ve decided to repurpose them into one of my favorite treats  – Popcorn Balls!

I love marshmallow popcorn balls and so I figured the same concept I use with marshmallows should hold true for Peeps.


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Melted Peeps marshmallows poured onto popcorn and mixed in.


So one day I started to play around with the idea of melting them down to see what would happen.

To be honest, I was really curious if they really were marshmallows and behaved like marshmallows in a hot pan; or if they were fake and would dissolve into something strange.

I am happy to report, and as you can see, they do behave like marshmallows!


Peeps Popcorn Balls - Popcorn balls formed and on cookie sheet. Photo taken from above side angle


Melting down Peeps for Peep Popcorn Balls is easy and the colored sugar coating gives your marshmallow a punch of color.

However I should warn you, that because the marshmallow are coated in sugar, that extra sugar takes these to the next level of sweetness.

This is why it’s important that your popcorn be plain or natural.


Peeps Popcorn Balls - close up of a single popcorn ball


Definitely not movie theater butter or kettle corn.

Just a simple popcorn is what you’ll need to stand up to the sweet marshmallow goo about to coat it.

These Peep Popcorn Balls (or as we like to call them Peepcorn Balls) are now an acceptable way to use up leftover Peeps that the entire family approves of.


Peeps Popcorn Balls - above photo of popcorn balls on sheet


We’ve vetted these with quite a few taste testers and everyone is always shocked when I tell them they are made from melted down Peeps!  If you love peeps you should also check out these Peeps Rice Krispie Treats too!

Why toss something that is perfectly good when you can repurpose it into a new fun idea!

I hope you’ll keep this idea in mind this year as you start to collect Peeps during your various holidays!


Yield: 12 - 15 Popcorn Balls

Peeps Popcorn Balls

Peeps Popcorn Balls - close up of a single popcorn ball

These Peeps Popcorn Balls are our favorite way to enjoy leftover Peeps. Perfect for Peeps lovers or those who hate Peeps.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Inactive Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 (4.5 ounce) packages of Peeps (any color / flavor, but make sure they are the same color)
  • 2 bags of white natural microwave popcorn.
  • 3 Tablespoons butter


  1. Pop popcorn according to microwave directions.
  2. Pour popcorn into a large bowl and remove seeds. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot melt butter.
  4. Add peeps and stir continually until peeps are melted and resemble melted marshmallows.
  5. Pour melted peeps over popcorn and stir, ensuring you coat all popcorn.
  6. Spray hands with cooking spray or rub with butter and scoop out a baseball amount of popcorn and GENTLY form into a ball.
  7. DO NOT squeeze or compact popcorn to tightly.
  8. Place on wax paper and enjoy!
  9. If not eating right away, wrap in plastic wrap and set aside.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g


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Saturday 8th of April 2023

This recipe was a total flop. The peeps did not melt well and my melted peeps didn't even cover one bag of popcorn and they did not have the pink color like you have shown here.


Sunday 1st of October 2023

I'm so sorry to hear this May. Were your peeps old by chance? Like traditional marshmallows, old ones don't melt well.

Constance A Blair

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

What about mixing colors, multicolor could be fun......


Saturday 20th of March 2021

You could certainly do that for sure!! I've done that a few times with random ones we've had around the house. Just be careful as I've ended up with brown once or twice from my color combinations!


Monday 15th of March 2021

I bet you could make rice krispie treats like this too...


Saturday 20th of March 2021

YES! We've done it with rice krispies too! So easy and delicious!


Wednesday 10th of March 2021

You throw them out WHEN THEY GET DRIED? Are you nuts? That's when they are the best! It's like an entirely new type of candy - dried out marshmallows are the BEST! (Yep, I'm overdoing the caps thing.)

But seriously, we loved crunchy, slightly chewy marshmallows when I was a kid. Then I moved to a state with perpetual humidity and my days of eating delicious dried marshmallows are no more.

You need help my blogging friend.


Saturday 20th of March 2021

Ha ha. Maybe I do. But to each their own right?


Wednesday 8th of April 2020

What an interesting concept! I will have to try them tonight. Now I'm thinking about Peeps crispy treats!?!


Monday 24th of August 2020

So many ideas and so little time! These are so fun with their bright colors!

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