Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

About a week ago, we had a Pumpkin Carving Contest. And if it wasn't for me being so good at pumpkin carving, I wouldn't have won "Scariest Pumpkin". Darn it.

For our pumpkin party, I made these. We also had spiced cider, donuts and pumpkin pie ice cream. The Fall Spirit was so strong. I keep gaining a stronger testimony of fall.

1/4 cup popcorn, popped (or one bag of microwave popcorn, buttered or not, although buttered makes it that much better)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large package marshmallows
Extra butter for assembling popcorn balls
Waxed paper
Popsicle sticks

Add the popcorn to a large bowl and set aside. Lay a sheet of waxed paper on the counter and some butter to rub on your hands.

In a medium sauce pan, melt the brown sugar and butter. Once melted, add the marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted.

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn a little at a time. Stir well to combine (it's messy). Once cooled enough to handle, spread butter on your hands. Grab a handful of popcorn and make it into a ball. Squeeze it tight so it will hold it's shape. Place finished popcorn balls on the waxed paper. Allow them to set and then push a popsicle stick into them.


Shanicherie said...

Whitney, I need your help! I have to make a treat for a Halloween party this Saturday and I'm trying to decide between this and the pumpkin cookies. I'd love to do the cookies, but when I went to the grocery, I couldn't find the pumpkin stuff OR a spice cake mix anywhere! Any hints on where to find them? Or how many popcorn balls does this recipe make? Thanks!

Becky said...

these are so cute! so glad you joined the hive! i love your blog!

Morgan said...

my mouth is totally watering...