Sunday, February 27, 2011

Popcorn Balls---mmmmm!

For my friend's birthday last night, we watched a movie. Decided to invest in the bottomless popcorn bag and before leaving got it refilled. We could only really handle so much of course, and not everyone likes cold popcorn but I had a plan...

Here we have about 8 cups of popped popcorn (complete with butter and salt), caramel ice cream sauce, almonds, and toasted coconut marshmallows.

I made sure to chop my almonds first thing finely and mix them with the popcorn in a large bowl. Then I melted my marshmallows (15 full size) and about a Tablespoon of the caramel sauce. It only takes about a minute in a microwave safe glass dish, stirring every 20 seconds. Mix thoroughly and once slightly cooled, form into popcorn balls.

Additional tips:
Make sure to rid all of the old maids (unpopped kernals!)
To me this had the right amount of sweet and salty. However none of the flavors (toasted coconut, almond, caramel) jumped out. Feel free to adjust as you would like it!

Flavor 7 out of 10
-could have used more of a flavor punch

Appearance 9 out of 10
-maybe mini m&ms or something for color?

Cost 5 out of 10
-sure, the popcorn was pretty much free, but I bought the marshmallows, almonds aren't cheap, and if you don't have the caramel sauce you may want to improvise.

Time/Ease 10 out of 10
-Like 4 minutes?

Clean up 5 out of 10
-2 large bowls, chopper, stirring spoon, tray for finished balls. Marshmallow stickiness.

Healthiness 3 out of 10 has almonds right? lol

39 out of 60 pts.

65% recommended.

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