Poppy the Penguin

Poppy the Penguin

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

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

1

penguin

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
  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.
Makes 1 penguin (about 12 servings)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Purchasing
You can pop popcorn at home or buy bags already popped. Add flavor and color to your penguin when you buy flavored popcorn from a specialty popcorn store.
Variation
If you'd like, divide the popcorn mixture in half and make two small penguins.

Nutrition Information:

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