Hello Penny Pinchin’ Mom readers, Kristin from Orville Redenbacher’s here. I am excited to be writing for Tracie today! Let me introduce myself. I live in Chicago with my Bichon Frise, Joey. What I love most about the city is that there’s always something to do: grab drinks with friends, stroll along the Riverwalk, check out a new exhibit at the Field Museum, ride a Divvy bike on Lake Shore Drive and so much more. When I am not exploring new pockets of the Windy City, I am cooking one of my favorite dishes or a new recipe from Pinterest.
Come October, I go into a frenzy preparing for the fall weather and my favorite holiday of the year—Halloween! I’m actually not a fan of scary movies or haunted houses, but I love throwing a costume party with spooktacular snacks and drinks. Popcorn is a great ingredient to work with because you can create unique shapes—like a brain! This recipe uses colored marshmallow-coated popcorn formed into a brain shape to make a popcorn ball. Spook your guests by serving a platter of Frankenstein brain!
Frankenstein Popcorn “Brain”
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s® Natural Microwave Popcorn
- 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/4 cup butter
- 5 drops green food coloring
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- Cherry-flavored twist licorice
Spray a large bowl, your rubber spatula and a sheet of waxed paper with cooking spray; set aside. Prepare microwave popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels and place popped corn in the large bowl.
Microwave marshmallows and butter in large micro-wave safe bowl or until marshmallows melt and mixture blends when stirred. Add food coloring, stir until well-blended.
Pour marshmallow mixture over popped popcorn. Gently toss with a rubber spatula to coat well. Cool until mixture is easy to handle. Divide popcorn mixture to shape into 2 brain lobes. Place on waxed paper and press lobes together. Cool until set. Transfer to serving platter; decorate with cherry-flavored licorice. Cut into pieces and enjoy!
It’s that easy! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Check out Orville Redenbacher’s website for easy snack recipes!