Campfire food...Choc marshmallow popcorn balls...yummm!

Posted May 30th, 2013 by Mimi

Gooey chocolate and vanilla marshmallows, white chocolate buttons, freshly popped popcorn, all oozing delicious nonsense, and yours in 5 minutes.

You need:

A campfire, fireplace or oven, with glowing embers or heated to 200C

Freshly popped popcorn, about a cup per serve (how to in a minute) need an oven bag, and some popcorn kernels for this

1 tablespoon mini marshmallows or 2 large marshmallows snipped with scissors per serve

4-5 chocolate buttons or a dessertspoon of choc chips per serve

Foil squares, about 30cm diameter, one each per serve

So here's how:

Popping your own popcorn kernels is dead easy. Forget that prepackaged stuff in the greasy wrappers. This is so easy, inexpensive and fun for the kids too, as they get to actually see the popping happen.

Get your oven bag, a nice large one, and spoon two tablespoons of kernels into it. Tie it off with the ties provided for microwave use, right up at the top of the bag, to leave enough room for air expansion and for the popcorn to pop.

Put it into your microwave on HIGH for 2-2 1/2 minutes. As with the bagged stuff, it's done when the popping slows to less than 3 per second.

Lift it out. It may be just a little hot, so easy does it.

Lay your foil squares on the bench and add a good handful of popcorn per square. Top with the marshmallows and choc buttons or choc chips.

Pinch the edges together, making a little tent around the popcorn, and sit it carefully in your fireplace, campfire or in the oven. It won't need more than about 3-5 minutes or it will start to burn. You just want to melt the marshmallows and choc bits.

Remove the parcel carefully with kitchen or barbecue tongs and set it safely on a plate or someones lap covered with a teatowel so as not to burn them. Unwrap and consume with forks or fingers.

Naughty, but nice. Morning tea, anyone?

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