Dulce de Leche Popcorn Balls

Treat your guests with these popcorn balls that are made using Dulce de Leche Cheerios® cereal – perfect for snacks.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

6
cups popped popcorn
2
cups Dulce de Leche Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup large marshmallows
4
tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4
cup dark chocolate chips

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  • 1 In large bowl, mix popcorn and cereal; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, melt marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until well blended. Spray hands with cooking spray. Shape popcorn mixture into 20 (2-inch) balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining butter and the chocolate chips uncovered on High about 30 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth; cool 2 minutes. In 1-pint resealable food-storage plastic bag, carefully spoon melted chocolate; seal bag. Cut small opening diagonally across bottom corner of bag; pipe chocolate over tops and sides of popcorn balls. Let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate sets. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, or in food-storage plastic bags; tie with ribbon or raffia.
  • 1 In large bowl, mix popcorn and cereal; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, melt marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until well blended. Spray hands with cooking spray. Shape popcorn mixture into 20 (2-inch) balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining butter and the chocolate chips uncovered on High about 30 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth; cool 2 minutes. In 1-pint resealable food-storage plastic bag, carefully spoon melted chocolate; seal bag. Cut small opening diagonally across bottom corner of bag; pipe chocolate over tops and sides of popcorn balls. Let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate sets. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, or in food-storage plastic bags; tie with ribbon or raffia.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Popcorn Ball
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.