Chocolate Popcorn Critters

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Chocolate Popcorn Critters

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8 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn

2½ cups mini marshmallows

½ cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips

2 tablespoons butter or light olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

16 pretzel sticks

16 eyeball candies

8 red candy-coated chocolate candies


  1. Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.

  2. In saucepan set over medium heat, heat marshmallows, chocolate, butter and salt, stirring often until smooth. Toss marshmallow mixture with popcorn until well combined. 

  3. Scoop ¾ cup popcorn mixture into ball. Repeat with remaining mixture to make eight balls total. Place each ball in paper muffin cup liner.

  4. Insert pretzel stick on each side of ball, attach two eyeball candies for eyes and red candy for nose. Let cool completely.

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