A Holiday Treat – Duncan Financial Group

A Holiday Treat

Happy Holidays
December 19, 2012
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January 2, 2013

Looking for the perfect holiday treat to share with your friends and family, well here is a quick and easy idea that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Recipe for Popcorn Snowmen

Materials:

15 cups popped popcorn
1 stick of butter or margarine
Two 10 oz. packages marshmallows
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
Pretzel sticks
Raisins
Candy corn
Mini jawbreakers
Gumdrops or red hots
Fruit leather

Step 1: Put the popcorn in your largest mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the butter or margarine in a nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat. Add all the marshmallows to the pan, stirring continually with a wooden spoon until they’re completely melted. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly. As soon as the marshmallow is cool enough to touch, rub a little butter or margarine in your hands and make popcorn balls (about 1 cup of popcorn per ball).

Step 2: Build and decorate your snowmen on sheets of waxed paper. For each one, stack three popcorn balls atop each other. Push pretzel-stick arms into the sides of the middle popcorn ball. Add raisins for eyes and a candy corn for a nose. Arrange a row of mini jawbreakers into a broad grin. For buttons on the snowman’s chest, use gumdrops or red hots.

Step 3: If your popcorn balls aren’t sticky enough to hold the decorations, mix up a small batch of stiff white icing by adding water, a few drops at a time, to 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and stirring until smooth. Use this to glue the candy in place. For snowmen’s scarves, cut rectangles out of fruit leather and fringe the ends.

*Makes 5 snowmen.

Be creative and let your imagination go wild. There’s a never ending combination of things you can add to your snowman to make them unique. Not only do you get delicious treats, but the opportunity for a fun activity to spend time with your loved ones, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?