Ooey Goey Hearts

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

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 10-ounce package regular marshmallows
  • Red food coloring
  • Red colored sugar

It's a heart-shaped world.

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 over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. (Or, in a microwave-safe bowl, cook margarine and marshmallows on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until margarine 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. Makes 9 hearts.

Nutrition facts per serving: 162 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat),0 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium 31 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein. Daily Values: 4% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C,0% calcium, 5% iron.