Recipes

Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside. In a medium     saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and gelatin dessert powder until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated. Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into 12 balls. Press each popcorn ball into well of muffin tin. Press firmly into muffin pan with the back of a spoon to form base of basket. Bend and press a licorice twist firmly into both sides of each basket. (If licorice seems thick, peel 2-3 strings from each piece.) Place coconut into re-sealable plastic sandwich bag. Sprinkle drop of food color onto coconut and seal bag. Press bag to distribute color evenly. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of coconut onto each basket. Place a few candy eggs into each basket. Allow basket to set about 1 hour before gently removing baskets from muffin pan. (Removal can be made easier with the tip of a small knife applied to pan edge.) Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap for storage. Add a ribbon tie to plastic wrap as a decorative closure.

Stir ground popcorn and butter. Set aside. In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar and beat in salt and vanilla. Fold in popcorn and butter mixture and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls. On a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 325 degrees. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

When preparing Basic Recipe, add a few drops of food coloring to the smooth mixture and mix well. While cooling Basic Recipe, butter or spray inside of cups and hands. Fill cups evenly with approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture. Insert the spoon or stick in the center of the popcorn mixture and pack the mixture around the spoon or stick. Chill at least 1 hour.

Place popped popcorn in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, cook marshmallows (or marshmallow crème) and butter or margarine over low heat until melted and smooth. Poor over popcorn, tossing gently to mix well. Cool five minutes.