If your household loves marshmallows and popcorn, this is the crafty treat for you. These are as fun to make as they are gorgeous, and they'll certainly add sparkle to your backyard barbecues. My favorite thing about these? After you've enjoyed the popcorn ball at the top, you can toast the marshmallows directly on the skewer. Just make sure you have chocolate and graham crackers at the ready in case the craving for s'mores strikes!
Plain large marshmallows
1/4 cup sugar
Yellow food dye
In a glass bowl, microwave one marshmallow for about 20 seconds, or until slightly melted. Use melted marshmallow as "glue" to form popcorn balls about 1-2 inches in diameter. If marshmallow "glue" begins to cool and harden in bowl, just pop it back in the microwave, and add additional marshmallows as needed to form more popcorn balls.
Place sugar and 2-3 drops of food coloring in a small bowl. With the tines of a fork, mix sugar until food dye is evenly distributed. Roll popcorn balls in yellow sugar to add sparkle.
Skewer red, white, and blue marshmallows
on each skewer, and stick one popcorn ball at the very top. Note: If you have small children, it is suggested that you cut the sharp point off of the skewer.
To display, fill a bowl with uncooked rice and place sparklers upright in rice.
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