It’s that time of year again: autumn leaves, shorter days, and yes, creepy-themed treats are back again too!
My favorite creepy treat has to be Brain Popcorn Balls. I’m a marshmallow fanatic, and mixed with the slightly salty popcorn, these are so utterly simple, but one of my favorites. To strike a Halloween pun, I think they are To Die For!
Aside from the sweet/salty mojo, I love popcorn balls because they are super easy to make, and the recipe can be doubled, or quadrupled to infinity with no effect on the final product, should one need to produce in party-sized volume.
To make Brain Popcorn Balls, just melt a 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows and 3 tbsp of butter. Stir in one drop of red food coloring – you don’t have to stir until combined, a little marbling adds to the lovely corporeal effect.
Next, stir in the popcorn. With lightly oiled hands, form the mixture into balls. (Have to admit, they look kinda brainy already, but just wait . . .).
With a small paintbrush, dab additional red food coloring on the popcorn balls, concentrating on the crevices.
Viola! There you go! Brain-tastic!
If you’re looking to up the “creep-o-meter” for your treats, check out this Easy Halloween Treat Collection on Tablespoon.
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!