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Mexican Chocolate and Spiced Christmas Popcorn Balls with Cinnamon Sugar

 
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

Reviews

over 6 years

These chocolate and spiced popcorn balls were so so so good. Chocolate, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla together made these balls uniquely delicious and tasty. Chocolaty, sweet, slightly spicy and the cinnamon sugar added extra crunchiness and warm taste. My palate was well satisfied, and it was an enjoyable thing to pop a few into the mouth.

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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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