Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

, , Comment closed

 Edible, handmade holiday decor perfect for gifting

Tis the season to pop up some holiday fun by creating a scenic winter wonderland that tastes as great as it looks.
Gather the kids and make a hands-on family holiday tradition out of crafting festive, edible decorations. Popcorn is the perfect choice to pop up and eat while trimming your popcorn tree and decking out your creations.


Festive Popcorn
Trees Yield: 10 trees
• 10 Cups air-popped popcorn
• 1 Bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
• 2 Tablespoons butter
• 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
• Nonstick cooking spray
• Green decorating sugar
• Blue decorating sugar
• 1 Tube white frosting with decorating tip
• Small, colorful candies (such as sprinkles and miniature silver dragees)
• Place popcorn in large bowl.
• Place marshmallows and butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until marshmallows are
  melted and mixture is smooth.
• Remove from heat.
• Stir in vanilla extract.
• Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat
  popcorn evenly.
• Line baking sheet with foil.
• Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray then scoop up about 1 cup popcorn mixture.
• Shape mixture into cone, keeping base flat to form tree.
• Sprinkle tree with decorating sugars; place tree on baking sheet.
• Make nine additional trees.
• Pipe frosting on trees to make garland then decorate with sprinkles and silver dragees, as desired.
Serving suggestion:
Place each tree on sugar cookie and decorate serving tray with shredded coconut to resemble snow.

Find more creative holiday recipes at popcorn.org.