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{Valentine’s Day Popcorn Balls}

Here is a twist on popcorn balls!

My dad would make these popcorn balls on a cold, winter night as the family was hanging out together.  He would whip them up in no time flat!  They were such a treat!!  Here is his recipe.  I’ve just added Valentine’s Day conversation hearts.  Enjoy!!

{Popcorn Balls}


  • 2 batches of popped popcorn
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Prepare 2 batches of popcorn according to directions on package.  Place popcorn in a large bowl.  Melt butter & marshmallows.  Add sugar & vanilla.  Pour over popcorn.  Stir together.  {Optional:  Add 1 cup of conversation hearts, red hots, etc.}  Allow to cool slightly.  Butter hands and form into popcorn balls.


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It’s Called {Life}

From time to time I do a CoOkiNg shOw on our local cable channel.  Because I live in a small town (pop. about 9,000) the viewing audience is relatively small.  The last show I did featured home-made AppLe bUttEr and PoPcoRn BaLLs.  The popcorn balls were a recipe my dad would make when I was a KiD.  Because of the NosTaLgiC element of this treat, I decided to make these for the audience.  I remembered my dad whipping them up in no time flat and wanted to share a quick, easy, SwEeT tReAt.  So, I called my dad, he gave me the recipe off the top of his head, and I was off and running.  I did a practice run and they came out PeRfEcT.  I was ready to feature them on the cooking show.  So I ThoUgHt. 

Then came time for the ShOw.  Everything was going along fine until it came time to form the popcorn balls.  The host and I began to form the sweetened popcorn into balls.  That is we began to “TrY” to form the sweetened popcorn into balls.  Unfortunately our efforts failed.  The mixture just would not stick together.  The only thing it did was StiCk To oUr HaNdS.  Oops!

We continued the show and did the best job we could.  Turns out that when the show was over, the mixture very easily formed into balls.  It just needed a little TiMe To CoOL.

I suppose I could have stopped the taping and asked if we could start over, but hey, ThIs is LiFe.  And life isn’t perfect.  So, as I am learning, I did the BeSt I could with the ReSouRcEs I haD.  Because afterall, it’s called “LiFe”.



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