Marshmallow Apple Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are a bit of a weakness for me, but they are not exactly on any nutritionist’s list of healthful snacks and marshmallows usually contain corn syrup, a culinary enemy. Since I am into sharing my apple recipe success stories this month, I thought I would share one that was an absolute fan favorite: marshmallow apple popcorn balls. While definitely not a superfood, they are a delicious way to use of the rest of your dried apples and what’s left of summer’s marshmallows, that’s for sure. Plus, everyone needs a treat now and again. If you’re dead set against using store-bough marshmallows, try this recipe for homemade from Super Glue Mom.

Homemade Golden Caramel Popcorn

Marshmallow Apple Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup dried apples
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 8-10 cups popped popcorn

Instructions

  1. Combine ½ cup butter, ¼ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a large pot over medium heat until butter is melted. Add 1 bag of large marshmallows, ½ cup dried apples, ¼ cup raisins or craisins to pot and stir until marshmallows have melted.
  2. Slowly stir 8-10 cups of popcorn into the pot, making sure the popcorn is covered with the marshmallow mixture. It should be very sticky, if it is still gooey, keep adding popcorn.
  3. Transfer mixture to waxed paper lined pan (or just spray it with non-stick spray) and allow to cool slightly. (About 10 minutes.) Once cool enough to touch without sticking like crazy, form into balls and enjoy. Put any remaining balls in an airtight container to enjoy later!

 

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About Becky Jha

Born and raised in rural Connecticut , Becky DeMattia-Jha attended Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and has her M.Ed. She has been teaching high school English for 15 years and currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, their two children, and their German Shepherd. She spends her precious summer vacations indulging in passions other than literature: serving as a lactation peer coach, practicing herbal medicine, organic gardening, making natural cleansers and cosmetics, and preparing quick and easy organic recipes for her family. She hopes to share her efficient, chemical-free, eco-conscious, frugal, and simplistic homemaking and homesteading tips with you.

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