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Cookie Popcorn Balls (Gluten Free)

Easy, gluten free cookie popcorn balls make the ultimate movie night snack!Cookie Popcorn Balls

This post is sponsored by Goodie Girl Cookies. All opinions are my own.

Movie Night

Who doesn’t love movie night? While going to the movies is fun, I love staying home, making snacks, and cuddling everyone up on the couch. Plus, when I do movie night at home I can make sure that all the snacks are gluten free!

We love popcorn and love cookies, so I thought why not bring them together! Popcorn balls have always been a childhood favorite and they are the perfect movie night snack. Just the right combo of sweet and salty.

Cookie Popcorn BallsFudge Striped Deliciousness

When I was a kid I loved the cookies with a hole in the middle. I would put them on my finger and eat around them. Now my fingers are to big, and since being diagnosed with Celiac, I hadn’t found a similar cookie- until now.

Goodie Girl just came out with a fudge striped gluten free cookie and it’s amazing. It’s the cookie part of these cookie popcorn balls. It adds a chocolaty cookie crunch.

Right now they are only available at Walmart and online, if you see them be sure to grab a pack (HERE is a coupon!)- my gluten eating husband killed a whole package! Not only are they gluten free, but they are also peanut free and this flavor of Goodie Girl Cookies is also egg free.

Cookie Popcorn Balls

Cookie Popcorn Balls

These are so easy to make, you are going to wonder why you never thought to do this before!

Start with the cookies and crush them all up. Then melt some butter and add marshmallows. I know- normally you would heat some sugar and measure with a candy thermometer, but I opted for a much easier method. Marshmallows work perfectly! Then just toss together the melted marshmallows, popcorn, and cookies. Make sure your handsĀ are greased before you shape it into balls.

I made this video to show just how easy it is. It honestly takes less than 15 minutes to throw this snack together.


Your next movie night isn’t complete without these cookie popcorn balls. They are also perfect for school bake sales, lunch box snacks, or just for whenever. Wrap them up in plastic wrap for a quick snack later.

By the way- Goodie Girl is also giving away an awesome WonderWoman movie pack this month. I’d love if one of my readers one- be sure to go enter HERE. It was an amazing movie. I wasn’t sure I would be into it, but I was hooked!

So tell me- What is your go to movie snack?

Cookie Popcorn Balls
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4.73 from 18 votes

Cookie Popcorn Balls


  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups popped popcorn one bag microwaved
  • 1/2-3/4 cups chopped gluten free cookies I used Goodie Girl fudge striped


  • Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat.
  • Pour over popcorn, toss to combine.
  • Add chopped cookies.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Using greased hands, shape into balls.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap to store.

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    Jereann Zann
    October 22, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Such a fun popcorn recipe, Amanda! It is so perfect for movie night and I love that it’s something my kids could help make!

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    Sandi G
    September 12, 2017 at 11:42 am

    My kids absolutely love Goodie Girl cookies. I have a cute hot pink tee shirt that they sent me that is so much fun to wear around

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    September 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

    This looks amazing! My family would love this on our movie nights!!

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    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
    September 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This would be so fun for a movie night! Thanks for sharing!

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    Calleigh Keibler
    September 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    This looks so delectable. My kid would love this kind of popcorn, adding the cookies is the winner for me. Also, a great snack for my Netflix movie marathon this weekend.

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    September 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    YUM!! My kids would love these! I will have to try them out!

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    September 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Popcorn is a favourite snack in my family and I have a lot of family member who are gluten-free so I’ll have to try this recipe!

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    September 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Yummy!! these looks so good! I will have to make them!

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    September 4, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    These look delicious! I’m definitely going to save this recipe to try sometime!

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    Jenny @ Paint & Pillows
    September 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! Those look delicious! I’ll have to try them!

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    Amy Blake
    September 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    These look amazing! My kids a huge into popcorn right now. I love the idea of the adding the cookies!

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    hanna - platforms and pacifiers
    September 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    oh my goodness!! These sweet treats look TOTALLY yummy! My kids are obsessed with popcorn too so this will definitely be one to try!

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