Submitted recipe and photo courtesy of Family Features and Orville Redenbacher
National Popcorn Day is Jan. 19. What better way to celebrate than with a sweet spin on the classic snack?
Prep time: 25 minutes
1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop! 94 Percent Fat-Free Butter Microwave Popcorn
nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine (1/4 cup = 1/2 stick)
1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups light chocolate syrup
colored candy sprinkles (optional)
Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all un-popped kernels. Spray large bowl with nonstick spray; add popped corn.
In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and vanilla. Heat 5 minutes, or until marshmallows melt, stirring frequently. Pour over popcorn; mix well with spoon sprayed with cooking spray. Moisten hands with water before shaping popcorn mixture into 24 small balls, about 1/3-cup popcorn mixture each.
In small saucepan, heat chocolate syrup over medium heat 5 minutes, or until warm, stirring occasionally. Transfer to small, fondue-style pot.
Use wooden skewers or fondue forks to pick up popcorn balls and dip into chocolate and sprinkles, if desired.