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Poppy the Penguin

This cute little popcorn penguin can adorn your table or make a great gift!

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

12
cups popped popcorn
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (10 1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallow (6 cups)
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
2
candy canes
6
ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted
4
ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted
Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
Assorted candies, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
  • 2 Heat butter and marshmallows in Dutch oven over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Stir in peppermint extract. Carefully fold in popcorn until evenly coated. Cool slightly.
  • 3 To make penguin, shape popcorn mixture, using well-buttered hands, into a log about 9 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. Shape so one end is narrower, the middle is wider and the other end shaped to a point. Curve the pointed end to make a tail. Shape popcorn to make feet and beak. Place candy canes on lightly buttered serving plate; set penguin upright on candy canes, turning the curved ends of the candy canes upright to resemble skis. Press popcorn mixture firmly onto candy canes.
  • 4 Brush vanilla coating over penguin, coating completely. Refrigerate just until coating is set. Brush on chocolate coating for penguin's coat. Make stocking cap and scarf from fruit rolls; decorate with vanilla coating if desired. Complete penguin by decorating as desired with candies.

    Microwave Directions: Place marshmallows in 4-quart microwavable bowl or casserole. Cut butter into 4 pieces; place on marshmallows. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave uncovered 30 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds longer or just until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Continue as directed.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
145 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
16 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
60 mg
60 %;
Total Carbohydrate
41 g
41 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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