Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

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"This recipe was handed down to me by my Aunt.  It makes the yummiest popcorn balls!  They would be great to hand out to Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween!!!"


2-(10 ounce) packages of marshmallows (You can also use 2 large jars of marshmallow cream.)
1/4 cup butter
desired food coloring (I mixed red and yellow to make orange.)
2 bags Microwave popcorn, popped with unpopped kernels removed (*According to the package directions, each bag of microwave popcorn makes about 10 cups popped corn.  I used the equivalent of air popped popcorn when I made this recipe.)

In a large saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows until melted.  Add desired color and amount of food coloring and mix well.  Add popped corn and stir until completely covered.  *Using greased hands, form into popcorn balls and allow to cool completely.  Wrap in waxed paper that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 
 
*TIP:  This is very messy, so make sure to grease your hands often to keep them from sticking to the popcorn balls.  I sprayed my hands with non-stick cooking spray several times.

2 comments:

  1. I've made popcorn balls similar to these for years. You can just wet you hands with water in between to keep the marshmallow mixture from sticking to your hands. I love popcorn balls! :)

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