I was flipping though one of my free magazines and I came across a recipe for popcorn balls so I decided to make them. Just add sprinkles of your color choice and you’e got yourself a festive dessert for any occasion!
14 cups of plain popcorn or approximately 1 cup of popcorn kernels
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 10.5 oz of marshmallows
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup of chopped peanuts (optional)
red and blue sprinkles (optional)
1. Remove any unpopped kernels from the popped popcorn. Lightly grease a large mixing bowl with cooking spray and add popcorn; set aside.
2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and cook, stirring, until marshmallows have melted and mixture is smooth, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn, along with peanuts and sprinkles, if desired. Mix with 2 lightly greased rubber spatuals until popcorn is evenly coated. Using greased hands, form mixture into 2 1/2- inch balls. Eat immediately or wrap balls individually in plastic and keep for up to 3 days.