Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hawaiian Popcorn Balls

Mele Kalikimaka!

Food Network Magazine's Christmas issue had two pages of popcorn balls, and one really stood out to me...Coconut-Almond. Being a coconut freak I knew I had to try these, but I wanted to give them a little more tropical feel, so I used macadamia nuts. They turned out so delicious, not very Christmasy really, but they're definitely DELICIOUS.

Hawaiian Popcorn Balls 
Adapted from Food Network Magazine

2 Tbs butter
1 cup mini marshmallows
12 cups popcorn
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbs water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts
2 cups toasted coconut

In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil the corn syrup, butter, sugar, marshmallows, and water. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Add the popcorn, 1 cup shredded coconut, and macadamia nuts, stir until coated. Shape into balls with hands and roll in toasted coconut. 

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