Peppermint Popcorn Balls
30Prep Time Minutes
30Total Time Minutes
6Number of 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
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||8 g||12%|
|Saturated Fat||6 g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||5%|
|Vitamin A||148 iu||3%|
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.
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.
Pour marshmallow mixture over popped corn in bowl. Toss with rubber spatula to coat.
Add 2/3 cup crushed candy and stir to combine. Divide mixture and shape into 6 balls. Place on waxed paper.
Repeat above steps with remaining popped corn, marshmallows, butter, extract, food coloring and candy.
Sprinkle crushed candy on top of popcorn balls before serving, if desired.