Marshmallow-Popcorn Hearts

Two kid favorites -- marshmallows and popcorn -- make the perfect couple for a Valentine treat.

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  • Yields: 9 hearts
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Stand: 10 mins 300°F
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Marshmallow-Popcorn Hearts
Ingredients
10
cups popped popcorn
3
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
10 ounce package regular marshmallows
 
Red food coloring
 
Red colored sugar
Directions
  1. Place popped popcorn in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan and keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while making marshmallow mixture (remove unpopped kernels).
  2. In a large saucepan melt margarine or butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. (Or, in a microwave-safe bowl, micro-cook margarine and marshmallows on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until margarine or butter is melted and marshmallows are softened, carefully stirring once.) Stir until smooth. Stir in red food coloring. Stir in popped popcorn, half at a time. Cool until easy to handle (10 to 15 minutes).
  3. Press mixture into greased individual heart-shaped pans. Cool. Remove from pans. Sprinkle with red colored sugar. Wrap each heart in plastic wrap. Makes 9 hearts.
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