Peppermint Popcorn Balls

From CONAGRA FOODS

Featured Brands: PAM, ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S

Makes 12 popcorn balls

These popcorn balls are a fun holiday treat for any party or celebration. The bright color and peppermint twist will definitely make you want seconds!

INGREDIENTS

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

1/2 cup ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S GOURMET Popping Corn

5 cups miniature marshmallows, divided

5 tablespoons butter, divided

2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided

4 drops pink gel food coloring, divided

1 1/3 cups crushed peppermint candy, divided

Crushed peppermint candy for garnish, optional

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Spray large bowl, rubber spatula, and piece of waxed paper with cooking spray; set aside. Pop kernel corn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels and place half of popped corn (about 8 cups) in bowl.

2.Place 2 1/2 cups marshmallows and 2 1/2 tablespoons butter in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds, or until marshmallows melt and mixture blends together smoothly when stirred. Stir in 1 teaspoon extract and 2 drops gel food coloring.

3.Pour marshmallow mixture over popped corn in bowl. Toss with rubber spatula to coat.

4.Add 2/3 cup crushed candy and stir to combine. Divide mixture and shape into 6 balls. Place on waxed paper.

5.Repeat above steps with remaining popped corn, marshmallows, butter, extract, food coloring, and candy.

6.Sprinkle crushed candy on top of popcorn balls before serving, if desired.

 

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