Light, Crunchy, and Sweet: What’s Not to Like About Honey Almond Popcorn Balls?

Last Update: September 29, 2022

Sweetened with honey instead of marshmallows and corn syrup, these almond popcorn balls are a lighter version of the traditional Halloween treat. Kids of all ages will go wild for these!

Honey Almond Popcorn Balls

Yield: 24 popcorn balls
Active Time: 10 minutes

Popcorn Ball Ingredients

9 cups popped popcorn
1 cup chopped almonds
Generous 1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
Pinch sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Honey almond popcorn balls


Measure out popcorn and chopped almonds in a large bowl, stir, and set aside.

Place honey in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stir in almond butter, and let bubble for 1 minute. Turn off heat and stir in salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Carefully pour hot mixture over popcorn mixture and mix to thoroughly coat. Coat hands in nonstick spray or ghee and carefully form popcorn into 2- to 3-inch balls before the mixture cools. Store, covered, for up to 1 week.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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