Festive popcorn trees

Ingredients

Yield: 10 trees

  • 10 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • green decorating sugar
  • blue decorating sugar
  • 1 tube white frosting with decorating tip
  • small, colorful candies (such as sprinkles and miniature silver dragees)

Directions

Place popcorn in large bowl.

Place marshmallows and butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla extract.

Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat popcorn evenly.

Line baking sheet with foil.

Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray then scoop up about 1 cup popcorn mixture.

Shape mixture into cone, keeping base flat to form tree.

Sprinkle tree with decorating sugars; place tree on baking sheet.

Make nine additional trees.

Pipe frosting on trees to make garland then decorate with sprinkles and silver dragees, as desired.

Notes: For best flavor and color, start recipe with unflavored white popcorn. You can make your own colored sugar by adding food coloring to sugar then stirring in bowl or shaking vigorously in sealed container. Add additional food coloring for more intense tones.

SOURCE:
The Popcorn Board