Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

In January one of my friends, Myesha, wanted to throw a birthday dinner for me. I love celebrating other people’s birthdays and making their day as special as possible. When it comes to my birthday, however, I struggle with being the center of attention so I usually try to do something super low key or nothing at all. This year My wasn’t having it so she planned a wonderful night out. She asked me what dessert I wanted her to bring. I answered rice krispy treats. She joked that I didn’t trust her baking skills but I assured her that I love rice krispy treats but never make them. At my dinner she passed me a box of absolute deliciousness. These rice krispy treats were buttery, marshmallowy, and amazing. They were by far the best I ever had. I asked her for the recipe and will share it with you all when I get permission. As always I am inspired by delicious dishes and this one was no exception. I decided to create my own version using one of my favorite food groups, popcorn. I tested this recipe on my mama and a new taste tasting member, J, who gave me great feedback which I have used to create this delicious treat. If you love popcorn and marshmallow, give this recipe a try. Also I pressed the treats into baking dish for a tradition shape but they can also be shaped into old school popcorn balls which would be fun to do with the kiddos. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

Serving size: Varies on the sizes you cut/shape

Active time: 15 minutes

Inactive time: 30 minutes-overnight

Ingredients:

For the marshmallows IMG_2209

1 C. unsalted butter

1 (1lb. 8oz.) bag of jumbo marshmallows

18 C. of salted popcorn

Non stick spray

For popcorn

Use the Old Fashioned Stovetop Popcorn recipe dated March 27, 2017

Procedure:

1. Place the butter and the marshmallows into a large pot on medium heat. Stir to encourage the melting process.

2. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.

3. When all the marshmallows are melted pour them over the popcorn and stir using a silicone spatula to prevent sticking. Stir until all of the popcorn is coated.

4. When the popcorn coated prepare a baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. I used an 11 1/2 x 2 1/2″ pan. The parchment will prevent the treats from sticking and serve as storage.

5. Add the popcorn treats to the pan lined with parchment paper.

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6. Spray your hands with nonstick spray then press the popcorn until it is level.

7. Allow the treat to dry a bit so it isn’t sticky when you cut/tear it. Allow the treat to sit for a minimum of 30 minutes before enjoying!

Notes and Variations:

  • Coconut oil can be substituted for butter.
  • Vegan marshmallows can be substituted for the marshmallows.
  • Butter or coconut oil can be used in place of non stick spray for your hands.
  • The treats can be stored at room temperature in the parchment then placed into a ziplock bag.
  • Vanilla extract and white chocolate can be added to this recipe.
  • Also bacon would be delicious as well but treats with bacon will need to be eaten the same day as it is prepared.
  • C=cups
  • T=tablespoons
  • t=teaspoons
  • oz=ounces
  • lbs=pounds

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