Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Popcorn Ball Wreaths

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A great project for kids, these vibrant popcorn treats don’t require any stovetop cooking. Make sure to let the popcorn mixture cool before adding the candy, so the pieces hold their shape and doesn't melt.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 popcorn wreaths
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Put the popcorn in a bowl large enough to toss it with the melted marshmallows.
  2. Combine the marshmallows and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals at 50 percent power until the marshmallows are puffed and melted inside, about 1 minute. Add the vanilla and food coloring and stir until smooth and bright green.  
  3. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and stir with a spatula to combine. Coat your hands well with cooking spray. Use your hands to toss and finish combining. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, then sprinkle in half of the candy-coated chocolates and mix. Add the remaining chocolates, mixing to combine evenly.  
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 portions (about 1 cup each). Pat into balls, then flatten slightly and use your thumb to make a hole in the center, similar to a wreath. Place on the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. To make the bows, cut 12 thin strips (about 1/8 inch thick) from the fruit leather and loop into bows. Place one at the bottom of each wreath. 

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