Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Popcorn Balls

I just found this recipe and thought this would be a GREAT one to make for holiday cookie exchanges, bring to a holiday party as a great gluten-free treat, or to just make and share with the family at home. I think this is going to be one of our holiday treats this year.


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows (Kraft brand are gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • nonstick spray
  • prepared non-butter microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup mini M&M's (optional)
  • softened butter

  • Directions:
    1. Melt butter in medium pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and brown sugar. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
    2. Lightly coat a large bowl with nonstick spray. Add popcorn, then drizzle marshmallow mixture over popcorn and stir.
    3. Add Craisins and nuts. Toss with a spoon. Allow to cool slightly, then add M&Ms.
    4. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper.
    5. Wash hands, smear them with softened butter and use them to form popcorn mixture into balls. Place balls on waxed paper. Leave a little space so they won't stick together as they harden.
    6. Offer the treat to family and friends so you can all crunch away!

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