Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
- half a bag of marshmallows
- half a stick of butter
- a bowl of popped popcorn
Pop some popcorn and keep it in a large bowl.
Put the half stick of butter in a pot on the stove. Allow butter to melt and cover the bottom of the pot before adding marshmallows. Pour in the half bag of marshmallows and stir the mixture. The butter and marshmallows will melt together into pourable paste. Allow the marshmallows to melt until they have none of their shape left.
Pour the butter marshmallow mixture slowly over the popcorn in the bowl. Cover the entire top surface of popcorn. Use your hands or a spatula or a spoon or other device to mix the popcorn in with the marshmallow mixture. The popcorn will begin to clump together. Stop mixing once the marshmallow is evenly mixed in with all the popcorn.
Prepare a sheet of wax paper on a countertop. Pick up a handful of marshmallowed popcorn and squeeze it together into a tight ball so it all stays together. Set the ball on the wax paper and allow it to cool.
Ball all the popcorn onto the wax paper, wait for five or ten minutes and the popcorn balls will be all ready to eat!
Bacon-wrapped little smokies
- one pack of thick-slicked bacon
- one pack of little smokey sasauges
- brown sugar
Cut the strips of bacon into thirds. It will be easier to cut them while they're still in their packaging where they'll stay bound together.
Wrap the thirds of bacon around each little smokey. One package of bacon usually covers almost exactly one package of little smokies.
Push a toothpick through the free-hanging end of bacon all the way through the center of the little smokey so the bacon stays wrapped tightly.
Lay all of the bacon-wrapped little smokies on a pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.