April 04, 2006

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Chips


Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Chips
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz popped popcorn*
5 oz mini marshmallows (Campfire Brand is by far the best)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter

Directions:
Pour the popcorn in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring occasionally**. Pour immediately over the popcorn and using a spatula, fold the popcorn over and over to combine lightly. Sprinkle in the chips, continue to fold until the popcorn is thoroughly coated. Mix carefully as not to break up the popcorn. When coated, use your finger tips to form ball shapes. Place on waxed paper and allow to cool, about 40 minutes.


*I think air popped popcorn works best, but any plain popped popped corn would work.
**A silicon spatula sprayed with cooking oil works great.


My thoughts:
A retro, low fat treat. Every Tuesday we watch Gilmore Girls (the only show we regularly watch on television) and we normally make some thing special for dinner. Tonight: homemade chicken pot pie and marshmallow popcorn balls!