Hey Busy Being Jennifer reader! Kristin from Orville Redenbacher’s here. I am excited to be writing for Jennifer today! Before I share my Halloween recipe, let me tell you a little more about myself… I live in Chicago with my dog, Joey. If you’ve never been to the Windy City—there’s always something going on! I mix it up on the weekends by checking out exhibits at the Art Institute, trying a new restaurant or going for a run along Lake Shore Drive.
I cannot wait for my favorite holiday of the year—Halloween! I love to dress up in a different costume every year. I’ve done everything from a blood-sucking vampress to Lady Gaga’s motorcycle-chic Judas getup. Whether you are trick-or-treating with the little ones or attending a friend’s spooky party, Halloween is not the same without some sweet treats! Change it up from classic candy corn to some Oooey-Gooey Popcorn Balls. What I love most about these popcorn balls is that I can wrap them in cellophane to create popcorn pumpkins. See instructions below the recipe!
Oooey-Gooey Popcorn Balls
- 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet® Butter Microwave Popcorn
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cups marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Once popped, transfer to a large heatproof bowl; remove all unpopped kernels.
In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, heat butter until melted. Add marshmallows and peanut butter; microwave until marshmallows appear puffed.
Carefully remove bowl from microwave and add vanilla; stir with a heatproof spatula.*
Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; stir well until popcorn is coated.
Use hands to form popcorn mixture into 2-1/2-inch balls; roll firmly.
*When creating pumpkin popcorn balls, bring out vibrant orange coloring by adding orange food coloring to the marshmallow mixture before mixing with the popcorn.
Individually wrap each popcorn ball in orange cellophane. When wrapping, bunch the sides of cellophane around each popcorn ball and tie with a black ribbon. Cut out Jack-o-lantern eyes, noses and mouths from black construction paper and tape onto the cellophane. There you go!