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Mexican Chocolate and Spiced Christmas Popcorn Balls with Cinnamon Sugar

 
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Some cocoa powder, a little bit cayenne, cinnamon and nutmeg make these popcorn balls taste uniquely delicious. They are chocolaty with a little bit spicy. The cinnamon sugar gives the warm crunchy coating.

Yield

36

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

3

min

Ready

2

hrs

Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup miniature marshmallows
1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
ground
*
teaspoon nutmeg
ground
*
teaspoon cayenne pepper
*
½ tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash salt
*
6 cups popcorn, popped
1 x cinnamon sugar
for coating
*

Directions

Add honey, butter, powdered sugar, marshmallows, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and milk in a large sauce pan or pot.

Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Add vanilla extract and salt, and mix well. Remove from the heat.

Stir in popcorn until well combined and coated.

Shape mixture into about 1½ to 2-inch balls with buttered hands.

Roll into cinnamon sugar until coated.

Place balls on waxed paper until set, half an hour to 1 hour.

Store them in an air-tight container for a few days.

Note: To make cinnamon sugar, add about ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to ¼ cup sugar, or more or less to your taste.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6g (0.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2118% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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