Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun goodie for kids

I was happy to enjoy the Parent's magazine from it's beginning. This was one of the recipes I enjoyed over and over.

Popcorn dollars

Parent's magazine 1982

1/4 Butter

1/2 peanut butter (choose a safe one)

1 10 ounces bag of mini marshmallows

10 cups of freshly popped popcorn unsalted

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Melt butter in heavy kettle, stir in peanut butter and marshmallows.

Heat very slowly, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Stir in popcorn, stir until evenly coated.

Now comes the fun, kids can help. Butter your hands lightly, take a full tablespoon of the popcorn, flatten into a popcorn dollar.

Place on wax paper and top with a 2 or 4 chocolate chips.

Let stand until nice firm popcorn dollars. If popcorn starts to harden in the pan, turn on low and stir until it's warm.

makes 3 1/2 dozen

These are tiny and perfect for tiny hands. We loved making these.

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