July 29, 2016

White Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

I stumbled across this recipe while browsing one of my favorite cooking bloggers: Gaby from Whats Gaby Cooking. I wanted to make a simple little dessert for Fourth of July weekend and this seemed perfect.

What You'll Need:
8 ounces - white chocolate (melted)
8 cups - popped popcorn (I used unflavored, lightly salted popcorn)
16 ounces - marshmallows (you can use mini-marshmallows or jar ones)
2 tablespoons - butter
rainbow sprinkles

What To Do:
Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with non-stick baking spray.
In a large bowl, gently mix together the melted chocolate with the popped popcorn. Sprinkle those sprinkles on top of this concoction + a little sea salt to your taste.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add your marshmallows to the butter and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth. Note: if you use the jarred marshmallows (no gelatin in jarred marshmallow fluff, making it edible for vegetarians) you can use less butter because the fluff is already more 'melted' than the bag of marshmallows.
Add your popcorn mixture to the saucepan. I added the popcorn in two batches just to make it a bit more manageable. Stir the popcorn mixture around in the marshmallows until the popcorn is well-coated. Take note to avoid burning yourself on the hot marshmallow mixture.
Transfer the whole mixture from the saucepan into your prepared 9x9 baking dish. Press the whole mixture into the dish to keep them firmly together. Sprinkle even more of the rainbow sprinkles on top of the mixture. 

Let the mixture harden for about 20 minutes--you can even put it in the fridge for an expedited hardening. You can cut the mixture into squares or just pull bunches off at a time, which is the method I used. Personally I found this to be a very sweet treat--in the way I often find white chocolate to be almost too sweet, but my family enjoyed the simple popcorn treat.

Original recipe found here


Try it and let me know how it works for you!

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