Peppermint Popcorn Balls

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Recipe developed by bloggers Anna and Lisa from Garnish with Lemon

  • 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
  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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Calories: 232 View complete nutrition information
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