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Popcorn ball brains

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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 )
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients + tools

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  • 10.5 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 cups of popcorn 
  • red food coloring
I cooked the popcorn in a pan on the stove and salted it really well. The salt is nice against all the sweet. :D When measuring the popcorn, push it down a little in the measuring cup.

Tools:
  • Crisco, for coating your hands
  • a small paintbrush
  • parchment or wax paper

Step 2: Prep work

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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

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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

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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!

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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
mtarek25 months ago
This is awesome I really wanna try it for the school so mine will be the best
Bubbler5 months ago
Thanks for posting this one, they look great. Just one thing, pink is close, but I think brains should be grey, as in "the grey matter". I'll make mine pink like yours though. :-)
HollyMann5 months ago
Yum! I will be making these ...they look awesome!
hunter9995 months ago
Wow! These look great! =D
bob30305 months ago
Neat, what a fun Halloween project to do with a child. Delicious and creepy!! Thanks for posting.
They look so delicious!
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