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Coconut Popcorn Snowballs

Coconut Popcorn SnowballsFestive coconut marshmallow popcorn balls with a coat of sweetened coconut 'snow' and a candy cane handle.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups shredded or flaked sweetened coconut
3 quarts popped popcorn
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon coconut or vanilla extract
8 candy canes or candy cane sticks, about 3 to 4 inches

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place a large sheet of wax (or parchment) paper over a work surface.
  2. Spread coconut onto paper.
  3. Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated.
  5. Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into balls. Place balls on coconut and roll and press coconut to coat. While holding popcorn ball, gently press a candy cane into each ball.
  6. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap for storage.

Makes 8 (4-inch) balls.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.