Annie

Happy st. Valentines Day!

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in… what?  Two months? <Cringe>  I couldn’t think of anything to say.  But I’ve thought of something now! 

If you’ll remember, last  Valentine’s Day, I posted the instructions for paper heart baskets.  This year I’m going to post a recipe.

 

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You will need:

10 Cups popped popcorn (or if you’re doing it on the stovetop that’s 1/2 cup unpopped corn and 1 tsp oil)

Approx. 40 large marshmallows

1/4 cup (half a stick) butter

Pink food coloring or paste (use less paste or they’ll look like mine! Too pink!)

First, melt marshmallows, butter and food coloring in a three qt. sauce pan. 

 

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 Mix constantly. 

 

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 Once completely melted, pour over popcorn.

 

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 Mix with a spatula (or extremely well buttered hands, or this ^ will happen!)

 

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After it’s mixed let it sit while you liberally apply butter to your hands.

 

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Next, form the popcorn blob into heart shapes.   Refrain from consumption for about five minutes.  I know.  It’s hard.  But they will be better if you let them harden a bit.   One batch makes about five hearts.  For some reason mice love them and they only last one day!  (I’m referring to the two-legged, human sort that like to nibble goodies when you’re not watching!)

 

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A cute idea, is to do differing shades of pink.  You can make these for st. Valentine’s Day or just give a batch to someone you love.  

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  1. They are beautiful. Bet they were a hit at your house. A very unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those were such a great idea! They look very nice!

    Natalie

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