We eat a lot of popcorn in the Grant house. The kids love it, and I love it. They request it as a snack at least twice a week. Which works for me because its a quick and easy snack that we all enjoy. They like their popcorn plain or with a little salt. I like mine fancy or covered in butter. And what’s more fancy then popcorn balls? Smores popcorn balls!
The kids know that when we have a popcorn snack that we are going to watch a movie too. Movies and popcorn just go together. So Ill pop a bag real quick and then pop in a movie. I love sitting on the couch lightly elbowing Ryley and asking for more popcorn. She gets a kick out of it.
I don’t want to toot my own horn, but Im a pretty darn good popcorn maker. Its pretty hard to burn a bag of microwaveable popcorn, right? Ha! Wrong! The other day I bought a box of PopSecret for kids and proceeded to burn half a bag of popcorn. I was devastated. My clean popcorn popping record was tossed right out the window.
Thankfully I was able to salvage some of the popcorn and then pop another bag. If I had an iPhone I would have been able to download the PopSecret Perfect Pop app. [I have an Android.. womp womp.] But according to my iPhone friends, its pretty stinking cool! You hold it up to the microwave and it tells you when your popcorn is done popping. Although I’m a pretty darn good popcorn maker, I would still give the app a try.
While the kids were watching a movie with papa munching on unburned PopSecret popcorn, I was in the kitchen whipping up these smores popcorn balls. It was one of the rare times that they didn’t come in and see what I was doing. Ahh, the magic of movie and popcorn.
- 5 cups of popped popcorn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 5 extra large marshmallows (about 1.5 cups before melted)
- ¼ cup graham crackers, broken
- 1 chocolate bar
- Melt the butter and the marshmallows in a sauce pan.
- Add the popcorn and stir to coat.
- Let stand for about 5-10 minutes.
- Add the graham crackers and the chocolate pieces.
- Let stand until popcorn is cool to the touch.
- Spray your hands with cooking spray and form balls.
- Let cool completely and enjoy!
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