Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in… what? Two months? <Cringe> I couldn’t think of anything to say. But I’ve thought of something now!
If you’ll remember, last Valentine’s Day, I posted the instructions for paper heart baskets. This year I’m going to post a recipe.
You will need:
10 Cups popped popcorn (or if you’re doing it on the stovetop that’s 1/2 cup unpopped corn and 1 tsp oil)
Approx. 40 large marshmallows
1/4 cup (half a stick) butter
Pink food coloring or paste (use less paste or they’ll look like mine! Too pink!)
First, melt marshmallows, butter and food coloring in a three qt. sauce pan.
Once completely melted, pour over popcorn.
Mix with a spatula (or extremely well buttered hands, or this ^ will happen!)
After it’s mixed let it sit while you liberally apply butter to your hands.
Next, form the popcorn blob into heart shapes. Refrain from consumption for about five minutes. I know. It’s hard. But they will be better if you let them harden a bit. One batch makes about five hearts. For some reason mice love them and they only last one day! (I’m referring to the two-legged, human sort that like to nibble goodies when you’re not watching!)
A cute idea, is to do differing shades of pink. You can make these for st. Valentine’s Day or just give a batch to someone you love.