Ooey-Gooey Popcorn Balls

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Ooey-Gooey Popcorn Balls

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Popcorn balls with mini marshmallows on the side

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Recipe Data

10
Servings
10min
Prep
10min
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    Description

    If you like Rice Krispy treats and you like popcorn, say hello to Ooey-Gooey Popcorn Balls. During Halloween, orange food coloring can be added to the melted marshmallows so they look like pumpkins. Then press a small piece of black licorice or a candy corn into the top of each popcorn ball as the stem.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 10
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    1(2.7 oz) bag Orville Redenbacher's SmartPOP! 94% fat free butter microwave popcorn
    ¼ c.butter
    4 c.miniature marshmallows
    1 tsp.vanilla extract

    Directions

    1. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Transfer popped kernels to large heatproof bowl, being careful to remove all unpopped kernels; set aside.
    2. Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; microwave 90 seconds more (marshmallows will appear puffed). Add vanilla and stir well with heatproof spatula.
    3. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; stir to coat. Form popcorn mixture into 2-1/2-inch balls, rolling firmly by hand.
    4. Cook's Tips
    5. Feeling festive? Orange food coloring may be added to the melted marshmallows for a Halloween look. Then press a small piece of black licorice or a candy corn into the top of each popcorn ball to mimic a stem on a pumpkin.
    6. Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls: Add 1/2 cup Hy-Vee dry roasted peanuts to reserved popcorn. Omit vanilla and replace with 1/2 cup Peter Pan creamy peanut butter. Continue with recipe as directed.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    130 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 5g
    • Sodium: 106mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 21g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 3%
    0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    0%
    Iron 1%
    0%
    Calcium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    ConAgra Foods, Hy-Vee weekly ad from the week of October 23, 2013.