Maltesers popcorn balls recipe

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20 - 24






20 min

For a quick, simple and tasty snack with a twist look no further than these chocolate-covered popcorn balls. Make a batch of 24 in just 20 minutes then share them out, give them as a gift or just eat them all yourself


  • 75g popcorn
  • 2tbsp groundnut oil
  • 125g butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g Maltesers, sliced into halves
  • 30g dark chocolate, melted


  • Line a large tray with baking parchment.

  • Pop the popcorn by heating a large saucepan with a little of the oil. Add about a third of the popcorn, cover and listen for the pops to start. When the popping starts to subside turn off the heat, transfer the popcorn to a bowl and repeat until all the corn is popped.

  • Melt the butter in a pan, along with the sugar and syrup. Let it bubble until the mixture is a light golden brown – this will take about 5-6 minutes – then pour carefully over the popcorn.

  • Working quickly, mix well then, with lightly greased hands, bring the mix together into balls about the size of a satsuma, pressing the Malteser halves as you go. Place them on the lined tray to cool.

  • Drizzle with them melted chocolate then let them set again.

  • Wrap up and give as a gift to those you love.

Top tip for making Maltesers popcorn balls

These chocolate popcorn balls would make a great family snacks while watching films together

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