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Monday, April 12, 2010

Popcorn Balls

I made these yummy treats a week or so ago, and we loved them! They taste like rice crispy treats, except with fluffy popcorn. We love rice crispy treats, but rarely buy the rice crispies part, so we seldom make them. These are a delicious substitute! (especially since we buy popcorn kernels in 50 lb. bags!)

For this recipe we popped a little over 20 cups of popcorn. I have especially been loving making popcorn since I got a Cuisinart popcorn maker ;) You only need 1 tsp. of oil per 1/2 cup of kernels.





In a pan, melt 1 stick of butter.



Add 2 10oz. bags of marshmallows (large or mini, doesn't matter)



Cook and stir over low heat until the mixture is smooth and creamy (don't boil, you'll have rubbery popcorn balls!)



Pour over popcorn



Butter your hands lightly and mix together until every piece of popcorn is coated =)



Have the children butter their hands, and pull off small apple-sized pieces of popcorn and gently squeeze into balls.


Place on parchment paper to dry for 1 hour. Yummy!




They certainly didn't stick around long...


Many blessings on your Spring! ~Jessica

4 comments:

~Michelle: Keeper of the Elven Hopechest~ said...

Oooh! I love the header too! Did you or your Mom make it? :) I recognize Taggets there : D

And I love the Nav-bar too! *good work*

I might try these =)They do look good : )

((HUGS))
Michelle

Theresa and Jessica said...

Thank ya =) I did the header ;)

Jen said...

I've been looking for a really fun recipe to do with my children! Thanks they are going to love this.

Bird Girl said...

wonderful post! now I'm hungry... =)

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