This quick and simple treat is a variation of the traditional Rice Crispy Treat, but takes half the time. This is perfect for a last minute potluck, a fun snack for neighborhood kids, or a treat for family movie night or game night. You can make this first thing in the morning for the kid’s bake sale at school or a Cub Scout fundraiser. I think the greatest thing about this Treat is that with very little supervision, the kids can make this by themselves…and you don’t have to worry about the mess left behind by little kiddie cooks. This is a wonderful recipe to make with the kids to give them confidence in the kitchen.
- 1 Microwave Bag of Butter Flavored Popcorn
- 7 Ounce Jar of Marshmallow Spread
- Cooking Spray or a little bit of Olive Oil
Follow the directions for popping the bag of butter flavored popcorn. You are using butter flavored popcorn to give this treat that same buttery flavor that you get from melting butter and marshmallows together for the traditional Rice Crispy Treats.
While the popcorn is popping, spray a large microwave save bowl with cooking spray or coat it with a bit of olive oil. You want to cover the entire inside of the bowl to keep the marshmallow spread from sticking to the edge of the bowl.
Add the entire jar of marshmallow spread to the coated bowl. When the popcorn is done, heat the marshmallow spread for 30 seconds.
After the spread is heated, pour the entire bag of popcorn into the bowl and mix well.
There are two simple ways that I like to serve this. The first is to quickly coat a 9 x 9 pan with cooking spray or olive oil and pour the mixture into it, pressing down to pack the popcorn and level it off.
Another way I like to serve this is to make popcorn balls. Coat a clean counter top with cooking spray or olive oil and pour the mixture out onto the counter, and coat your hands as well. Divide the mixture in half, then quarters, and then divide each quarter in half until you have 8 equal parts. If you want to make smaller balls, divide each of the 8 parts in half again to get 16 equal parts. Roll into balls and cover with plastic wrap.
I hope you and your children enjoy making and eating this