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Festive Holiday Popcorn Trees

I love sharing holiday popcorn recipes with you from my friends over at Popcorn.Org.  This season I fell in love with these Popcorn Trees and I think you will love them too!

10 cups air-popped popcorn
1 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Decorating sugar (green, blue)*
1 tube of white frosting (with decorating tip)
Assorted small colorful candies, such as sprinkles and miniature silver dragees
  1. Place popcorn in large bowl.
  2. Place marshmallows and butter in medium saucepan over medium-lowheat. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat popcorn evenly.
  5. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  6. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray, then scoop up about 1 cup of popcorn mixture.
  7. Shape mixture into a cone shape, keeping the base flat. This forms the tree.
  8. Sprinkle tree with decorating sugar; place tree on baking sheet.
  9. Continue to make the rest of the trees.
  10. Pipe frosting on trees to make a garland, then decorate them with colorful candies.
Serving suggestion:
Place each tree on a sugar cookie and decorate your serving tray with shredded coconut to resemble snow.
It’s important that this recipe starts with unflavored white popcorn for best color and flavor.
Make your own colored sugar by adding food coloring to sugar, stirring in a bowl or shaking vigorously in a sealed container. Add more food coloring for more intense tones.


  1. I love this recipe it looks delicious. The tree shapes are perfect for a Christmas dessert.

  2. Those are pretty cute. You could totally make those with kids. They'd love 'decorating' them.


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