Friday, February 19, 2010

Popcorn Balls

Yesterday was the Valentine's parties at the kids' schools.  I had already made several batches of pretzels and Hershey Hugs, but with the unforseen snow day on Friday followed by "Winter Break" on Monday and Tuesday, the snacks seemed to have vanished.  Hmmm....

I did make a couple more batches, but this time also made a pan of popcorn balls.  I got the recipe from Michelle who assured me that it was easy to make.  After all, I didn't feel like spending all my free time in the kitchen.  I used pink marshmallows just to make sure the finished product was nice and pink. I popped 2 bags of popcorn and let it cool for a bit before doing anything else.  Once cooled, I take out all the kernels.  (Aislinn can't eat them because of her braces)  I then mixed the melted butter, pink marshmallows and strawberry jello mix; poured it over the popcorn and stir it all up.  Doesn't it look good?

Then I sprayed an ice cream scoop generously with Pam. 

I was able to get a total of 29 scoops of popcorn balls!  Not only that, but it was a hit with the kids!!   I'll be making these again.  Once the scoops were firmed up, I put them into cupcake liners.  A quick pop into clear bags tied with ribbon and they were ready for the party.  Delicious and Adorable!!


Michelle said...

Cute! Aren't they so easy to make?!!

Kellie said...

Yum! I want some!!!!

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