These Green Slime Popcorn Balls are a delicious treat for your Halloween festivities!
Soooo… are there any old school movies that you like? My husband found a copy of Ghostbusters in the clearance bin the other day and my son is now hooked. He’s hooked so much that he wants to go as Slimer for Halloween. Dye an old sheet green and I’m done! Score one for mom! And my husband is going to go as a Ghostbuster. I have to admit, it was fun watching that movie again. So I made this Green Slime Popcorn Balls the other day in honor of Ghostbusters.
When I am trying to come up with ideas for cute party treats, they need to be simple. I don’t like things that take a whole lot of time. I will go all out occassionally but simple is best. Plus, most people don’t have time to spend all day in the kitchen. This recipe is pretty basic and I’m sure most of you parents have made it before, you just don’t know that you’ve made it. I think even if you aren’t a parent you have made it because it is just that good.
Green Slime Popcorn Balls
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 TBS butter
- 1 medium sized pot full of popped popcorn
- green food coloring
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat
Add in marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are dissolved
Once the marshmallows are dissolved, add in a few drops of green food coloring
Fold the popcorn into the marshmallow mixture, making sure that the popcorn is coated evenly
After the popcorn is coated, shape into small balls and set on wax paper or aluminum foil to dry (grease your hands with butter or cooking spray so the popcorn mixture does not stick to your hands)
If that recipe sounds a bit like the recipe for Rice Krispie Treats, you’re right. It is. Just with popcorn instead of Rice Krispies. My measurement for the popcorn is a bit vague, I know. I just made a pot full of popcorn and then added it slowly to the marshmallow mixture until all was evenly coated. It’s best if you use plain popcorn (no added butter or salt). I also prefer the good old fashioned popcorn instead of the microwave kind but you can use either one, just no butter or salt.
So I’m inviting you all over for a pre trick-or-treating party where I’ll have some of these yummy treats for all. BUT you must come dressed up and your costume needs to be AMAZING or no treats for you 🙂
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