While popcorn is a tasty snack on its own, you can use the puffed kernels to turn some regular downtime into a fun and flavorful family activity.
Ingredients you will need:
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- 2 5/8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 5 quarts plain popped popcorn
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
- Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools (your little ones will love this part!) Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
Now let those lil ones dig in and eat those delilicious treats they helped create from scratch!
Friday is a an excellent day to go to the movies. It's the end of the week and you may be tired from work, but don't feel like staying in, so you'll head to the nearby theater to catch a flick. And while you're there you'll treat yourself to a nice bag of piping hot popcorn. As a matter of fact we should all treat ourselves to an airy handful of buttery, salty popcorn because today is National Popcorn Day! Since movie theater popcorn may not be the healthiest of indulgences, you could rent a film and make it at home instead! Homemade popcorn is a healthier alternative because you control the amount of salt and butter. Spice it up with all sorts of fabulous things - both sweet and savory - such as, black pepper, flavored salts, Parmesan cheese, cinnamon sugar and shaved chocolate. You don't need a special popcorn popper to whip up a batch. You just need a large pot, a stove, a little creativity, and a recipe. For the recipe, read more