October 17, 2006

Pink Peppermint Popcorn Bars



Ingredients:
7 cups plain, popped popcorn*
3 cups mini marsmallows**
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract**
red food coloring
cooking spray
Directions:
Spray a small saucepan with cooking spray. Melt mini marshmallows, few drops of food coloring and peppermint extract over low heat, stirring occasionally with a greased spatula. Pour all of the popcorn in a very large bowl. Once the marshmallows are melted, pour over the popcorn and stir (using the greased spatula) until throughly mixed. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and flatten as needed. Allow to cool and cut into bars.



*pick through for the unpopped "old maids" or you may lose a tooth.
** or you could use peppermint marshmallows
My thoughts:
I had heard about pink popcorn bars on a nostalgic candy website and was intrigued. I couldn't find too many details about what they were other than pink and made of popcorn. I think they are basically pink candy coated popcorn bars but I could be wrong. Anyway, tonight is Gilmore Girls night and you know how I like to make a treat. So I thought about what I would want in a pink popcorn bar and knew it would be marshmallow. And what goes better with pink marshmallow than peppermint? I can't imagine. Did I mention that they are fat free?

9 comments:

  1. There is a place near where I grew up that still makes old-fashioned popcorn bars (since 1897, they say), but they make wintergreen instead of peppermint and it tastes more than a little like Pepto-Bismol. It's not good.

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  2. So fun! They would be perfect for a holiday party!

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  3. You're like a little ray of sunshine every time I come here. My kids will love these! Thanks!

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  4. I've gotta remember this for a December treat :D

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  5. Better than rice krispies and marshmallows!

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  6. Peppermint! This is going to be so good in December!

    Candice

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  7. these look really fun to make! for some reason my husband has always loved those old-fashioned popcorn "bars"...so I'll have to try these and see what he thinks :) I just found your blog for the first time - I'll definitely be back!

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  8. yummy! this looks great. and damn, i keep missing the gilmore girls (oh well, i hate this season anyway).

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