Monday, July 29, 2013

Simple Dessert: Marshmallow Popcorn Balls




For movies we love to pop fresh popcorn from our movie theater style popcorn maker. Sometimes I get a little wild with it making way too much for the night. I find it absolutely fun to make the popcorn and watch it pour out of the popper. Silly I know but this leaves me with extra popcorn all the time. Sometimes we feed it to the ducks at a local pond and other times we make popcorn balls.

This last time we made popcorn for a movie I had a whole grocery bag full left over. I decide we would make some simple marshmallow popcorn balls. I searched the cupboards to see if we had anything we could add in and I found some white chocolate and dark chocolate chips. I found some food coloring too so I decided to make my white chocolate pink.


My son wanted to help as always so I let him make a couple pink popcorn balls, his oddly turned out a little runny. I found out after clicking through some pictures and asking my husband that he had dipped his popcorn balls in his apple juice before dipping it into the white chocolate mix. ( I was baffled as to why his turned out so watery and strange lol)


Ingredients:

4 tbsp. butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of salt
10 oz bag of Marshmallows
12 cups popped popcorn
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


Directions:

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows, vanilla and salt. Heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Place the popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the top. Toss gently to combine and coat the popcorn. Allow to cool just slightly, then form into balls with well buttered hands. Place on sheets of wax paper. While popcorn balls are cooling melt the white chocolate in a small bowl in microwave, mix in coloring if desired, melt dark chocolate in separate bowl. Once cooled dipped the popcorn balls in the chocolate mixtures. ENJOY!
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