Delicious High Protein Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Balls Recipe - Keto-Friendly!

This protein-packed, ooey gooey delicious twist on a childhood favorite will have you coming back for more again and again.

Popcorn? Check.
Marshmallow? Check.
Cinnamon? Check.

But wait, there’s more. These tasty cinnamon bun popcorn balls are also packed with protein, keto-friendly, AND the perfect pick-me-up treat. Check out the recipe below!

KUDO Protein Popcorn

A recent addition to the KUDO family, KUDO Protein Popcorn tastes amazing and is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Plus, with three different mouth-watering flavors, Salty Sweet Kettle Korn, Garlic Parmesan, and White Cheddar, there are endless possibilities for guilt-free snacking.

KUDO Protein Popcorn is:

  • Gluten-Free
  • 100% Whole Grain
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Non-GMO

If you can manage not to immediately eat the entire bag, there are a variety of ways to turn this delicious protein-packed snack into an even tastier treat! One of our favorite treats to make is our version of a high-protein cinnamon roll popcorn ball that is healthy, satisfying, and, of course, delicious!



Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Protein Popcorn Balls
Calories per ball: 325

Because this is such a simple, easy recipe, there are a few variations, substitutes, and additions you can make to customize this recipe to better fit into your diet and lifestyle.



Instead of traditional sugar, we recommend using keto-friendly sweeteners like erythritol or xylitol—but if you’re using xylitol, be sure to be careful if you have a dog or cat around the house as it’s highly toxic to them.


Protein Packed

Amp up the protein by adding a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder to the gooey marshmallow mixture. Add at the same time as cinnamon for an ideal consistency.


Lower Calorie Count

With 50 calories per cup, KUDO Protein Popcorn on its own is a great satisfying low-calorie snack, but when making healthy cinnamon popcorn balls, the added calories come from the fat used to keep the popcorn balls soft, chewy, and not too sticky. If you’re interested in ditching the butter or coconut oil, just be aware that they might be super sticky and gooey!




4 oz. (2 bags) Salty Sweet Kettle Korn Protein Popcorn
3 oz. keto-friendly marshmallows
2 tbsp butter/coconut oil
½ tsp cinnamon

Keto cinnamon sugar mixture for dusting: equal parts cinnamon and erythritol sugar. We used ¼ tsp for each.



Measure your popcorn into a bowl. Set aside.
In a medium size saucepan, melt butter or oil. Add marshmallows and stir on low heat. Mix well until melted.
Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and protein powder (if desired).
Add marshmallow mixture to popcorn and stir. Once fully combined, form six balls and set on parchment paper to cool.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over balls for added sweetness.

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