Can you imagine doing that now?Mom would make popcorn balls or candy apples, then wrap them up in the little wax paper bags that she used for packing my lunches. I made a new Popcorn Ball recipe for the "Ladies of Windcrest" this week. It was simple, with few ingredients and they really enjoyed them. It's a twist on the tried and true Rice Krispie Treats and wasn't too hard to bite like the traditional popcorn balls.
1/4 cup(1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
12 cups (3 qt.) popped popcorn
1 cup candy corn
MICROWAVE butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Stir in gelatin until well blended.
POUR marshmallow mixture over combined popcorn and candy corn in large bowl. Mix lightly until well coated.
SHAPE into 16 (2-inch) balls or other shapes with greased or wet hands.
This one sounds good too...
Butterfinger Popcorn Balls
3 (2.1-oz. each) NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER Candy Bars, chopped
1/4 (1/2 stick) cup butter or margarine
3-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Nonstick cooking spray
COMBINE popcorn and chopped Butterfinger in large bowl.
MELT butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows. Heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
POUR over popcorn mixture; quickly toss to coat well. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray. Form popcorn mixture into six 3-inch balls. Place on wax paper to cool. Store in airtight container.