Pop your popcorn kernels in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Allow the popcorn to cool slightly, then remove all unpopped kernels.
Lightly salt the freshly popped popcorn and set aside.
Set a large saucepan over medium heat, and add the butter.
Allow the butter to melt, stirring occasionally.
Once it begins to foam, keep a close eye on the pan. Stir the butter so you can see the colour of the liquid under the foam. As soon as it turns brown and smells nutty, add the marshmallows and start stirring a lot.
Continue stirring until the marshmallows have completely melted, this will take a few minutes.
Add the popcorn to the mixture and stir to coat each popped kernel.
Use a large greased spoon to scoop some of the mixture out and gently form it into a ball. Be careful, the mixture can be very hot.
Do not press the popcorn ball together too much or else it will be hard to eat.
Place the finished balls in a greased dish and allow to cool.
Eat once cooled, or store in an air-tight container for later.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to remove all unpopped kernels from your popcorn before adding the marshmallow mixture, so no one accidentally breaks their teeth on this treat!Tips:
Use melted butter or cooking spray to grease the large spoon and the baking dish for the final product. You should also grease your hands before rolling the balls. This will prevent the marshmallow from sticking to everything.
The marshmallow mixture can be VERY HOT, so please be careful.
Here are some ideas to help protect your hands from my blogging friends: - Use spoons to form the balls - Coat your hands in Crisco to act as a heat barrier - Put on a pair of cloth gloves, then a pair of plastic (food safe) gloves
Please note that the nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate, and has been calculated using a plugin.