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
For the marshmallows
1 C. unsalted butter
1 (1lb. 8oz.) bag of jumbo marshmallows
18 C. of salted popcorn
Non stick spray
Use the Old Fashioned Stovetop Popcorn recipe dated March 27, 2017
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.
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.