This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and #WeAllGrow Latina Network.
My life as a Latina, raised in the U.S. is all about mixing the best of the both worlds. Often I find myself doing this with food! I’ll take a good ol’ favorite U.S. recipe and add some Latin spice to it. So this is recipe reflects the best of both worlds! Growing up my mother used to serve us some delicious after school snacks which we typically call “merienda” my favorite was Pumpkin Empanadas drizzled with dulce de leche! Yum!
Nabisco is providing a variety of fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are just right to treat the family during “merienda”. I was inspired by this recipe over at Snack Works website for my popcorn balls creation. I’m taking two of my all time fall favorites and Hispanic Heritage flavors and combining them–popcorn balls, and the Dulce de Leche (caramel). A delicious spin on traditional favorites!
After every bite my boys would say, “Mmmm, this is yummy mommy! Thank you!” My little guy wants to make it with me next time and guess what this recipe is perfect as a fun family activity before you have family game night or movie night! Not to mention a great party favor for those fall gatherings around the corner.
Dulce de Leche Popcorn Balls
ingredients: (makes about 8 medium sized balls)
- 1 bag of Popped popcorn (or make it on the stove top which is what we do)
- 1/4 cp Mexican caramel spread (dulce de leche)
- 4 regular sized marshmallows
- 2 tbl milk
- HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken into small pieces
- add: cranberries, nuts, coconut, dark chocolate chips…
1. Evenly spread your popcorn on wax paper.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat add your dulce de leche and marshmallows. Constantly stir for 2-3 minutes making sure it doesn’t burn.
3. Immediately drizzle dulce de leche mix over popcorn making sure you spread it out evenly.
4. Then sprinkle your add ins over the mix.
Grab your wax paper and fold it in half and then do it again to mix it all in.
No-sticky hands tip – I use little plastic baggies to make my balls or you can put some butter or shortening on them. I inserted my hand inside the baggie and grabbed a handful and shaped it into a ball inside the bag.
Make sure to stop by their Pinterest page to get inspired by all the yummy recipes.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.