Introduction: Popcorn Ball Brains
Finalist in the
2013 Autodesk Halloween Contest
These popcorn ball brains are super easy to make, and great bite size dessert for a Halloween party! Plus, they're nice and cheap to make. :D
I like that they're both cute and a little gory.
( I thought I was the first person that had come up with popcorn ball brains. I was so excited! But it turns out I'm not. :P )
Step 1: Ingredients + Tools
- 10.5 bag of mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 6 cups of popcorn
- red food coloring
- Crisco, for coating your hands
- a small paintbrush
- parchment or wax paper
Step 2: Prep Work
Put the marshmallows and three tablespoons of butter in a medium/large sized bowl and microwave a minute at a time, until nice and melted together. Stir it after every time in the microwave, preferably with a silicone spatula - it's easier to clean up!
Once that's done, add 2-4 drops of red food coloring, until it's pink enough for you.
Step 3: Mix the Marshmallow and Popcorn
Start the mixing by using the spatula, until it becomes too hard to stir and cools down a bit.
Coat your hands in a layer of Crisco and continue mixing everything together.
Step 4: Shape the Balls
Take a small handful of the popcorn mix and press it together. Mine are 2-3 inches wide. :)
Set the finished balls aside on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
You can even put each ball on a wooden skewer if you're worried about sticky hands.
Step 5: Paint on Them!
Put a couple drops of food coloring an a teaspoon or two of water in a small bowl.
Use a thin paintbrush to paint the mixture along the crevices of the popcorn. Yay for gore!
Let dry for a bit, and then you're ready to serve! :D
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