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Ooey Gooey Salty Sweet Mallow Popcorn

We are going to put up our Christmas tree tonight! We usually have the typical tin of popcorn to munch on while we do it, but not this year!  I am making Ooey Gooey Salty Sweet Mallow Popcorn.

I’ve talked about how we save holidays, parties and special occasions to bring out recipes that are not so  healthy.  Putting up the Christmas tree is definitely a special occasion in our home, so bring out the sugar and butter!

This recipe is very easy to make.  You simply pop some popcorn, then melt butter and brown sugar.

Like so…

Add the marshmallows.

This is where it starts getting ooey gooey good!

Take a pic of spilled marshmallows because you think the reflection in the nearby pan is pretty.

Keep stirring until it looks like this.

Spread popcorn out on parchment paper.  MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE UNPOPPED KERNELS.  Coverd in mallow those will become tooth breakers.

Pour the ooey goodness on and toss a bit. Mmmm!

Ooey Gooey Salty Sweet Mallow Popcorn

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows or 9-10 large marshmallows
12 c. popcorn.
Pour popped popcorn onto parchment paper and spread out.  Remove all unpopped kernels.
Put brown sugar and butter in a pan.  Heat on low to med, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  Pour over popcorn.



Teddy Graham Bear Treats Tucked In A Chocolatey Bed and Covered in Fluff


The non-profit my husband works for has been so very loving during this time of surgery & healing. The staff brought us meals for a week!  I cannot tell you how amazing it is to have people love us in this way.  I did not have to worry about cooking or feeding my family.  A HUGE gift.

My friend Melanie brought a great dinner of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, bread sticks, salad & these cute little bear cups.  They made me smile so much and I immediately thought they looked like little bears tucked in bed.  She included a note that said “Kick back, relax & feel better soon.”

This started an argument between my hubs and I.  He said they were bears in a bubble bath.  I said they were bears tucked in bed, with a fluffy down comforter.  My 10 year old Avery just grinned as we argued and was delighted when she discovered under the fluffy “covers” was  oowy gooey caramel.

I had to message Melanie to see who was right, and darn it…Todd was.  The original recipe called these  Teddy Bears in a Bubble Bath.

I’ve changed the name, because I love my fluffy white comforter & my bed.

These are as delicious as they are cute.   The perfect little treat to take to someone who might be stuck in bed for awhile.

Teddy Graham Bear Treats Tucked In A Chocolatey Bed and Covered In Fluff

  1. 24 miniature cupcake liners
  2. 1 (18.25 oz.) box of chocolate cake mix
  3. 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  5. 24 Rolo candies, unwrapped
  6. 72 miniature marshmallows
  7. 24 plain or chocolate chip Teddy Grahams
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your miniature cupcake tin with the liners and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter and beaten egg. Stir until completely mixed together; it will be texture of playdough.
  3. Roll batter into 24 balls and place one ball in each cupcake liner. Gently press one Rolo candy into the center of each dough ball.
  4. Bake on center rack of oven for 10 minutes. Remove tin from oven and evenly place 1 Teddy Graham and 3 miniature marshmallows on top of each cupcake, pressing lightly to adhere to top.
  5. Return to oven for 2-3 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes in tin before removing to wire rack to continue cooling. 

Meals/ RECIPES/ Sweets

Peanut Butter Clouds – A No Recipe, Recipe

You are going to thank me over and over for this one.  No, seriously.  This little snack might just rock your world.  It rocks ours.
This Peanut Butter Cloud no recipe recipe is one of those special family recipes that has been handed down. My Grandma Thelma made it for my mom and her siblings, my mom made it for me and my siblings, and now I make it for my own kids.  The picture above was taken by my lovely sister from Beauty Divine Design.  She put it  on Facebook and the comments from aunts and cousins were fun to read, as they too were treated to peanut butter clouds by their moms.  Truly a family gem of a recipe!
Here is what you do:
~Toast a piece of bread
~Smear it with peanut butter
~Put marshmallows on top
~Place under broiler for just a minute.
~Watch as the marshmallows puff up and brown slightly (this part fascinated me as a kid!)
I’m telling you, you are now going to always remember me, for if you eat this once, you will have to make it again and again.  I think I just made myself famous…