Red Hot Poppers
These fun and tasty patriotic popcorn balls are the perfect hand-held treats for Fourth of July backyard barbecues and picnics.
3 quarts popped popcorn
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cups red hot cinnamon flavored candies
Red and blue confection stars
Red licorice string
- Spread a large sheet of plastic wrap onto a work surface and spray within cooking spray.
- Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn, adding red hot candies, and mix well until coated.
- Spray hands with cooking spray and form mixture into 24 balls. Gently press red and blue stars onto balls. Place a piece of licorice string on top of each ball.
Makes about 24 popcorn balls.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.