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popcorn squares or balls "gift in a jar"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

Everyone has seen gifts in a jar they are an old time favorite. I hope to bring them back. Try this delightfully new twist to an old favorite.... popcorn balls.

(1 rating)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For popcorn squares or balls "gift in a jar"

  • 3/4 c
    m & m candies
  • 3/4 c
    honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2
    bag of full size marshmallows
  • 1/2 c
    unpopped popcorn (placed in baggie)

How To Make popcorn squares or balls "gift in a jar"

  • 1
    Layer in a wide mouth qt canning jar. Press each layer in as you go. Place marshmallows securly in a square of plastic wrap. Push in tightly and top with the baggie of popcorn. Tighten lid onto jar and decorate as you wish. Attach a tag saying:
  • 2
    Popcorn Squares Remove bag of popcorn and pop the popcorn. Unwrap marshmellows and place into a micro safe large bowl, add 3 tablespoons butter. Stir well and mic on high for1 minute. Stir and if not completely melted then mic another 20 seconds and stir again. In the bowl of popped popcorn, empty the rest of the jar and mix. Pour in marshmellows mix and mix well with spoon sprayed with "Pam". Spread in a well sprayed 9x13 pan. NOTE: Spraying your hands helps. You can also make them into balls if you prefer.

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