I have been testing out a great popcorn maker at work this week, the type that uses hot air to pop the corn. As it is half term holidays for the kids next week and it looks like rain 😦 I thought these might go down well with the kids, or even for a birthday party. If you don’t have a machine to pop corn, you can pop the corn in a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil in the base of the pan.
These are fab, you can pretty much use any of your favourite bits in them, these ones have raisins, marshmallows and chocolate chips. But You could use chopped nuts or pieces of dried apricot instead or even small chucks of fudge. Get the kids involved rolling them up, leave the mixture to cool slightly first so they don’t burn their fingers!
What you will need…
1 measuring cup of popping corn (approx 100g)
150g mini marshmallows
50g chocolate chips
a little melted chocolate for drizzling (optional)
a little oil
How to make them….
Add a cup of popping corn to the machine and switch it on. Make sure you have a big bowl to catch the popped corn, or place a large saucepan on a high heat and add a good glug of vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the popping corn and cover with the lid. Give the pan a shake and wait for the kernels to start popping, shaking as you go to ensure all corn is popped. When it goes quiet remove the pan from the heat. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Throw away any kernals that have not popped and wipe out the pan with some kitchen paper.
Add the butter and the marshmallows to the large pan over a low heat and stir until melted. Allow to cool slightly.
Add the popped corn and stir to coat, add the chocolate chips and stir and finally the raisins and give this another stir to combine everything. Leave to cool slightly.
Drizzle a little oil on your hands this will stop the mixture from sticking and spoon some of the mixture into your palm, shape the mixture into balls, as big or as small as you want.
Drizzle the tops of the balls with melted chocolate if using.
These are best consumed on the day they are made, or you could wrap them in a little cling film for the next day.
These are gooey and delicious- enjoy 😉