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Grinch Popcorn


When Christmas rolls around and the Grinch is playing on your TV every night, it's time to make salty and sweet Grinch Popcorn. It’s the perfect snack for everyone in the family.

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  • Popcorn
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (sweet cream salted)
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Blue food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Red M&Ms


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Pour 2 tablespoons (or so, depending on how big of a pan you use) of oil in the bottom of a medium/large pan. The oil should generously cover the bottom of the pan. Heat the pan over Medium/High heat. Put 3 test popcorn kernels in the pan and put on the cover.

After the test kernels pop, add 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels to the pan. Take the pan off the heat when the sound of kernels popping slows down.

Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally. Pull out all of the un-popped kernels

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat.

Add a couple of drops of yellow food coloring and mix until the marshmallow mixture is a bright yellow. When you have a good yellow color, add in one very small drop of blue food coloring and stir. This combination of food coloring should get you the perfect “Grinch Green” marshmallow mixture.

Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Using a spoon, gently fold the marshmallow mixture in with the popcorn until the popcorn is mostly covered. The amount of marshmallow mixture you want to add is really up to your own taste. The more you add, the stickier the popcorn will be so we suggest that you add it a bit at a time, stir the popcorn and give it a taste before you add more.

Pour popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with foil or a silpat liner. Drizzle a little bit of the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn but do not mix it up. You will need the mixture at the top so the candy will have something to stick to.

Don’t wait too long to add the M&Ms. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the candy and mini marshmallows onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the drizzled marshmallow mixture. Allow the popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.

Cook's Notes:
This popcorn doesn’t keep very well so we suggest that you make it as close to the time you’re going to serve it as possible.

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