March 22, 2018

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Marshmallow Treats




Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
10 oz mini marshmallows
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups Popcornopolis Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn
2 tablespoons multicolored nonpareils


Directions:

Coat 8-inch pan with a thin layer of butter. Set aside.

Melt butter over low heat in a large, tall pot. Add marshmallows and vanilla and stir until nearly completely melted over low hear. Remove from heat and stir in popcorn. Use the back of the spoon to press it firmly into the pan in an even layer. Cool until easy to handle and shape into balls using lightly butter hands or cool completely and then cut into 9 squares. Store at room temperature loosely covered in foil up to 24 hrs.



Note: Double this recipe to make in a 9x13 inch pan.


My thoughts:
I love popcorn so much! I have an air popper that I use a ton but I also stock up at Costco on both flavored and lightly salted popcorn to have on hand for recipes and days I just want a little snack, not a huge bowl. This "Nearly Naked" popcorn is just slightly salted which makes it perfect for this recipe: it is just salty enough to cut the insane sweetness of the marshmallow. The sprinkles are for fun but they add a nice crunch and tint the marshmallow a nice shade of pink. Leave them out or vary the color for a different look. The trick to soft treats is to cook the marshmallow on low heat so resist the urge to turn it up to melt the marshmallows more quickly.


This post was sponsored by Popcornopolis Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn but the recipe and opinions are my own. Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn will be in Costco stores right now selling for $5.39 a bag but from April 19 – May 13, the cost will drop to $3.49 so plan ahead!

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