Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink Popcorn Balls

This recipe is very frugal, and lots of fun (especially for the kids). It is, however, a messy project. Please note that our family is not afraid of messy projects. As Emily would say, "Messy project? Bring it ON!!" Also, it is not in the least bit healthy. My advice is to let the kids enjoy these, then quickly take them to the nearest playground and let them burn off that sugar high. If a playground is not available, try padding the walls of your house with thick cushions because they will be bouncing off of them.

To make your own pink popcorn balls, you will need:
2 Quarts Air Popped Popcorn
3 Tbsp. Butter
4 Tbsp. Raspberry or Strawberry Gelatin Mix
1 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows

Pop the popcorn in the air-popper and set aside. In a small bowl, combine butter and marshmallows. Microwave on high for about 50 seconds. Stir in gelatin mix until the marshmallow mixture is smooth.

Pour over popcorn.

Stir until popcorn is completely coated.

Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray, and form popcorn mixture into balls.

Enjoy! Then run around like a crazy person.
Mmmm... yummy! And so much fun!!


Petula said...

She looks like the really enjoyed that. LOL... I'll have to leave the messy projects to you. I don't have the nerve or the patience. :)

Well, every once in awhile I get a little brave then wish that I hadn't!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yum! Happy Saturday to you! I am slowly making my way around to all the blogs that visited me when I was featured on SITS to say "Thank you". It is indeed a fabulous SITStahood.
Be blessed!

Justin and Kate Mills said...

Those look so fun and yummy! What a good idea to spray your hands too; for some reason that never occurred to me. Usually if I have to do something messy I just put my hand in a plastic baggie, but that wouldn't work for rolling balls. Is gelatin mix the same thing as an instant Jello mix, or are they different?

Valerie said...

@ Justin and Kate Mills -- Yes, it's the same as Jello... Have fun!! :-)

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Happy Saturday sharefest! Enjoyed visiting your blog.

Those look yummy!

silverhartgirl said...

that looks so fun, we are going to have to try that.

Valerie said...

@ Petula -- That's so funny! We enjoy our fair share of messy projects around here. Emily helps with the clean up afterwards, so it's a little less daunting. Thanks for stopping by!

@ Laura -- Hey, thanks for stopping by and congrats on being featured on SITS!

Valerie said...

@ silverhartgirl -- Thanks! I would love to hear all about it. Emily really enjoyed this a lot!

Valerie said...

@ Greetings -- Welcome! Nice to meet you. :-)

Kristin said...

Yum and perfect for movie Monday tomorrow! :)

Stephanie Griffith said...

Those look like so much fun!

Preschool Playbook said...

Another keeper!

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