Circus Animal Popcorn

Circus Animal Popcorn - sweet and salty popcorn, covered with marshmallows and yummy Circus Animal Cookies just for fun! A great popcorn treat that is so easy to make! A delicious snack and so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies. Pin this easy dessert for later and follow us for more great Popcorn Recipe Ideas.

Circus Animal Cookies are a guilty pleasure of ours.  They conjure up Memories of childhood and Grandma’s house and special treats.  Also … they taste good.  So they seemed like a good fit for our Sweet and Salty Popcorn series.  And so … we give you Circus Animal Popcorn. and boy does it taste delicious!

How to Make Circus Animal Popcorn

You will need:

  • 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • 3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Circus Animal Cookies
  • Rainbow Nonpareil Sprinkles

Popcorn for Easter Candy Popcorn

Start with approximately 10 cups of popcorn. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels.  You don’t want to bite down on one of those!  We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave.  Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally.  It is so nice to taste the salty with the sweet marshmallow coating.  Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.

Marshmallow Mixture for the Easter Candy Popcorn

To make the Marshmallow Mixture for the Circus Animal Popcorn, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan.  Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted.  Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.

Pour marshmallow mixture into the bowl of popcorn

Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture over the salted popcorn. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture in with the popcorn until the popcorn is mostly covered.

Popcorn covered in Marshmallow Mixture

The amount of marshmallow mixture you want to add is really up to your own taste. The more you add, the stickier the popcorn will be so we suggest that you add it a bit at a time, stir the popcorn and give it a taste before you add more.  Leave a little bit of the marshmallow mixture for the next step.

Preparing the Easter Candy Popcorn for the candy

Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with foil or a silpat liner.  Drizzle a little bit of the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn but do not mix it up. You will need the mixture at the top so the Circus Cookies will have something to stick to.

Add sprinkles to the Popcorn

Sprinkle the popcorn with Rainbow Nonpareils.  We found these at the grocery store and they are the exactly the same kind of sprinkles that are on the Circus Animal Cookies.  So pretty!

Circus Animal Cookies

Now break apart some Circus Animal Cookies into bit sized pieces to add to the popcorn.  We broken them in the half – that worked fine.

Circus Animal Popcorn - sweet and salty popcorn, covered with marshmallows and yummy Circus Animal Cookies just for fun! A great popcorn treat that is so easy to make! A delicious snack and so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies. Pin this easy dessert for later and follow us for more great Popcorn Recipe Ideas.

Now it is time to add the cookies.  Don’t wait too long after you pour the popcorn onto the cookie sheet. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the cookie pieces onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the most drizzled marshmallow mixture.  Allow the Circus Animal Popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.

Circus Animal Popcorn - sweet and salty popcorn, covered with marshmallows and yummy Circus Animal Cookies just for fun! A great popcorn treat that is so easy to make! A delicious snack and so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies. Pin this easy dessert for later and follow us for more great Popcorn Recipe Ideas.

Our family loves this popcorn so it has never lasted longer than a day at our house.  This popcorn definitely tastes best right after it is made but will keep for a few days in an airtight container. The popcorn is a little chewier the next day because it absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture but it still tastes good.

Circus Animal Popcorn - sweet and salty popcorn, covered with marshmallows and yummy Circus Animal Cookies just for fun! A great popcorn treat that is so easy to make! A delicious snack and so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies. Pin this easy dessert for later and follow us for more great Popcorn Recipe Ideas.

This Circus Animal Popcorn is simply delicious.  And so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies.  Sweet, salty, crunchy and filled with yummy  Circus Animal Cookies.  Enjoy!

 

 

Circus Animal Popcorn - sweet and salty popcorn, covered with marshmallows and yummy Circus Animal Cookies just for fun! A great popcorn treat that is so easy to make! A delicious snack and so very pretty with the sprinkles and the pink and white cookies. Pin this easy dessert for later and follow us for more great Popcorn Recipe Ideas.

 

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