Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Tonight our countdown activity was to "make a Christmas treat."

Mike's grandparents used to make all of their grandchildren a special bag each Christmas that had a handmade ornament, candy, a small gift, a $2 bill, and popcorn balls.

His grandma passed away this past year, so I thought it was fitting that we make the traditional popcorn balls, that she made each Christmas.

We had soooo much fun making them together, and talking about Mike's childhood Christmas-es.

They are pretty yummy, too.

 Grandma Hansom's Popcorn Balls 

 6 Tbsp butter 
10 oz package of marshmallows 
3 oz package of jello 
Popcorn (air pop 3/4 cup kernels) 

Melt butter and marshmallows and a medium sauce pan. When mostly melted and jello. Stir together until completely melted. Pour over popcorn and mix together carefully. The marshmallow mixture will be hot. When mixed together, butter hands and form popcorn into balls. Let cool.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I love that you included this! How I would like to have heard Mike's memories. Grandma's popcorn balls are a good memory for all her posterity(kids, gkids, and ggkids). Wish I had had time to make some for the Hansom Party. Sad day...