Filed Under: Birthday, Kids, picnic, Sweet

Chewy Popcorn Pops

This tasty treat is great for kids to join in and help make.

July 16th, 2014

By Paula Bowman

Use any small colourful candy instead of chocolate chips. Sliced dried apricot, dried cranberries or chocolate-covered raisins are delicious options, too. You can also create a fun year-round treat by switching up the colours, like pink and lilac for spring or red and green for Christmas.
Servings
18 balls
Ingredients
  • 5 cups popped popcorn (regular size microwave bag)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 18 4-inch sucker sticks (optional)
Directions
  1. Place popcorn in a bowl; remove un-popped kernels and set aside. Place sprinkles and coconut in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds. Add marshmallows and continue cooking another 30 seconds. The marshmallows should be melted and fluffy. Stir well and pour over popcorn.

  3. Mix in chocolate chips. Stir to thoroughly coat popcorn with mixture. Form popcorn into balls roughly the size of a golf ball. Make sure you get chocolate chips in each ball, as they tend to fall to the bottom of the bowl.

  4. Toss balls in coloured sprinkles, ensuring they are thoroughly coated. Press balls into cups of a mini muffin pan. Place a sucker stick into top of each ball.

Chewy Popcorn Pops
Photography by Edward Pond

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