Friday, October 7, 2011

Monster Munch Popcorn Balls...

 


So, who has their kids Halloween costumes yet?

This little lady right here does...

... and I bought them mid-September.

I know, way too early. Let me explain.

If I didn't buy them, there would be the chance that everything would be picked over. Last year I did just that...... waited too long. I have know idea why. I'm the crazy buying Christmas wrap, decor, candy three months too early.

Anyway, because I waited a little longer than I should have last year, it was a complete nightmare to find my then 11 year old a costume. Plus, it is way too costly to have pretty much anything mailed to the island from a costume company.

So, I decided mid-September was as good a time as any to buy them. I'm glad I did. Now I don't have to deal with all the people shopping for a Halloween costume.

A very good thing.

Why?

Because it gave me time to make these sugar loaded beauties.


Monster Munch Popcorn Balls

  • 1 Bag (2.7 Oz.) Microwaveable Popcorn, Light Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1-1/2 Cups Candy Corn, Plus Some For Garnish
  • 14 Whole Oreo Cookies, Roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Peanuts, Optional
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Bag (10.5 Oz.) Miniature Marshmallows
Begin by popping your bag of popcorn according to the directions on the box. Then line two cupcake/muffin pans with plastic wrap and set aside. Place your popped popcorn in a very large bowl, making sure to discard any unpopped kernels. Add the chocolate chips, candy corn, chopped Oreos, and peanuts if using; set aside. 

In a medium sized heat proof bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 45 seconds. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and add the marshmallows. Stir to coat, then place the bowl back into the microwave for a few more intervals of 45 seconds until the marshmallows are melted, stirring between each interval. 

Pour the melted marshmallow mixture into the popcorn mixture and with a greased spatula or wooden spoon, stir and coat well. You may need to grease your hands to mix everything evenly. Be very careful not to burn yourself. Next, working quickly, spoon the popcorn mixture into the lined cupcake/muffin pans. Garnish with an extra candy corn. Place in the refrigerator up to 30 minutes to set. Store covered in the refrigerator. Makes 20-24 baseball sized popcorn balls.

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

  1. I love this! It looks so good. I also buy my costumes early; by the beginning of October everything is on sale and then picked over. The trick is to get my 6 yr old not to change her mind after I've already bought it! :)

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  2. Making this into popcorn balls is such a good idea! I love your photo and the styling~nice job!

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  3. Those looks so good! I love the picture and the stand, too! My favorite costumes when I was a kid were my Princess Jasmine and my Belle from Beauty and the Beast ones. good times!

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  4. Oh my yumminess! Those look absolutely delicious!

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  5. Oh yum! Love the sound of this!! Were getting our costumes this weekend! Normally I have them as early as you did but things have been a little crazy at our house with my hubby's injury.

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  6. Oh, YUM! These look delicious. I like the look of them too.

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  7. These are brill!! I love the photo too.

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