MARSHMALLOW POPCORN

Totally yummy and probably not very healthy

Totally yummy and probably not very healthy

Today has been the culmination of several days of total frustration, firstly getting a new notebook computer that came with Windows 8.

I could have ignored all the Metro stuff and installed a Start Button but, being a purist, and needing more development in my neural pathways I persisted with learning to take advantage of what the operating system had to offer. After finally getting it sorted, installing all necessary software, including the mapping software that I thought I had lost the installation keys to I set about configuring the backups to our Windows Home Server. This was the problem – it didn’t want to do it. I hadn’t spent all that time setting up this computer to potentially lose the work so I had to work it out. While waiting for the server to restart after applying a “hotfix” I was visited by the grandson who wanted a marshmallow, and I came up with the idea of mixing popcorn into molten marshmallow. Well Google confirmed once again that it had been thought of before.

So here is my version for my archive. It is totally delicious and was loved by everyone who tasted it.

The hotfix solved the problem and the notebook is now being backed up.

Pink marshmallow, butter and brown sugar melting

Pink marshmallow, butter and brown sugar melting

Popcorn before coating with marshmallow mix

Popcorn before coating with marshmallow mix

MARSHMALLOW POPCORN

Don’t use home brand marshmallow, they taste awful to start with, pink marshmallows with brown sugar make a dark sauce, I assume that if using white marshmallows it would be better to use white or caster sugar.

Ingredients

Popping corn – 1 bowl popped

Sugar – about 1/4 cup (see above)

Butter – about 50g (2cm of 250g pack)

Marshmallows,  I used 10 pink ones, to give a rich brown colour (see above)

Method

While the corn is popping melt the butter, sugar and marshmallows in a pot slowly, stirring until it is liquid and the marshmallows have melted.

Pour the mix over the popped corn, stirring with a silicon spatula (almost my favourite cooking utensil – has virtually replaced the wooden spoon).

Share and eat – even tastes ok cool.

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