Monday, August 27, 2012

Nutella and Marshmallow Popcorn

I happened upon the idea of making this out of pure hunger!
Today at the grocery store, we made a quick walk through, grabbing odds and ends.
When we got home and realized we had popcorn (the kind you handmake on the stove...the best kind in my humble opinion!!!) AND Nutella...well actually, JIFF makes a brand of chocolate hazelnut spread now.  We love BOTH!  We also had marshmallows on hand, after all, they are a staple RIGHT?

We made the popcorn...ate some of it.
Then we decided to melt some nutella and mix the popcorn around in it...and that was DELISH!!!

THEN we had the idea of melting marshmallows AND Nutella together, rolling the popcorn around in it and creating Nutella and Marshmallow Popcorn balls...OH MY WORD!

I can't even explain the deliciousness we created today.  All I can say is that it's a day we will write in history....or at least our family planner (oh wait, we don't have one of those).
At least I'm blogging about it!

The recipe is very flexible.  After all, we are dealing with 3 main ingredients so the combination of them and the amounts are totally your choice, but here are the basic recipes to get you started:

6 cups of popcorn
4 tablespoons of Nutella
Melt Nutella in a saucepan or a microwave safe bowl.
Dump popcorn in and toss around with a spoon until popcorn has a nice coating.

3 cups of marshmallows
Pat of butter
4 Tablespoons Nutella
6 cups of popcorn

In a saucepan OR microwave safe bowl, melt the marshmallows, butter, and Nutella together.
Add the popcorn and stir until coated.
Using hands, form into balls OR spread into a pan and cut like you would Rice Krispy treats!
You can stick these in the fridge to cool faster.

He did...

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