Looking for something fun and tasty to feed the ghosts and goblins at your Halloween party? Why not try these tasty popcorn balls. They even have fruit in them — no need to tell them that, though.
For carry out, stuff some seasoned popcorn into a clear, non-latex plastic glove and place candies at the end of the fingertips to make them even more lifelike. Tie a decorative ribbon or raffia at the wrist to keep it all in.
Halloween Mini Popcorn Balls
10 cups freshly popped popcorn
1 (1-pound) bag miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup diced dried fruit (papaya, mango, raisins or peaches)
1 cup butterscotch chips
Orange food coloring
1. Place popcorn, fruit and butterscotch chips in large bowl; set aside.
2. Heat marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in several drops of food coloring. Pour over popcorn and candy, tossing to coat evenly. Cool 5 minutes.
3. Grease hands and form into 3-inch balls.
Makes about 16 balls