Vegan, Gluten-free Popcorn Balls, Five Ways.

Serves 10

10 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on October 21, 2016 , categorized in Dessert

All trick, no treat. These popcorn balls are ready in 10 minutes and will satisfy the sweet, salty and spice lovers in your family. This recipe can be doubled, to make a larger batch. To make it extra festive, you can serve in Halloween inspired cupcake liners, on a plate or on a stick.


  • Base Ingredients:
  • 5 cups of popcorn, popped (equal to 1/4 cup, unpopped)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (omit if making Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup)
  • 1 cup mini vegan marshmallows
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Topping Options
  • Bobbing for Apples:
  • 1/2 cup dried apple slices, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Spooky Spice:
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pumpkin Spice & Sprinkles:
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup:
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp vegan chocolate chips
  • Corn Crispy Treats:
  • 1/4 cup mini vegan marshmallows
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Prep all ingredients for the toppings of your choice.

  2. Pop popcorn, add toppings, stir, then cover to keep warm.

  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt coconut oil. If making Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup variety, melt peanut butter instead of coconut oil.

  4. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow, sea salt, and vanilla, stirring until combined. Remove from heat (this can take up to five minutes, stick with it).

  5. Pour sticky mix over popcorn, grease hand lightly with coconut oil and mix with hands.

  6. Mold popcorn into balls. You may need to allow them to cool slightly first.

  7. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet to cool.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!