Sunday, January 19th is NATIONAL POPCORN DAY.
Why not celebrate one of our favorite snack foods by having the kids make up some popcorn balls. Here is an easy recipe for MARSHMALLOW POPCORN BALLS taken from the I (heart) Eating website:
1 bag natural microwave popcorn*
1/4 cup butter
10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pop popcorn according to package directions; set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter.
Continue cooking until butter begins to turn golden brown.
Add marshmallows, and stir constantly until marshmallows have melted.
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
Add popcorn, and fold into marshmallow mixture.
When mixture is cool enough to handle, lightly spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray.
Scoop about 1 cup of the popcorn mixture and smoosh it into a ball.
Place on a sheet of waxed paper, parchment paper, or silicone baking mat to cool.
**You can press candy pieces into the outside of popcorn balls.
***Nutrition values are estimates.
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HAPPY POPCORN DAY!