Puffy Pink Popcorn Hearts

A sweetheart of a treat for Valentine’s Day. Using microwave popcorn, they can be made in less than half an hour.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
bag (10 oz) large marshmallows
1/4
cup butter or margarine
4
drops red food color
8
cups popped light butter flavor microwave popcorn (from 3.5-oz bag)

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Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook marshmallows and butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food color.
  • 2 Stir in popped popcorn until evenly coated. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 With buttered hands, shape 1 cup mixture into heart shape. Repeat with remaining mixture. Wrap each heart in plastic wrap.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook marshmallows and butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food color.
  • 2 Stir in popped popcorn until evenly coated. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 With buttered hands, shape 1 cup mixture into heart shape. Repeat with remaining mixture. Wrap each heart in plastic wrap.

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Expert Tips

Spray or grease measuring cup for ease in measuring coated popcorn.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Heart
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.