Old-fashioned popcorn balls become a fun centerpiece when formed into a wreath.
20 min.prep time
35 min.total time
16 cups popped popcorn
8 ounces small red and green gumdrops
1 (10- to 10.5-ounce) bag marshmallows
4 to 6 drops green food color, if desired
Red and green fruit leather
Butter 10-inch Bundt® or angel food cake (tube) pan; set aside. Place popcorn and gumdrops in large roasting pan; set aside.
Combine butter and marshmallows in 4-quart saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, over low heat until marshmallows have melted and mixture is smooth. Add green good color; stir until well mixed. Pour over popcorn-gumdrop mixture in pan; mix well to coat.
Press popcorn mixture, using buttered fingers or wooden spoon, into prepared pan until even with edges of pan. Let cool 15 minutes; remove from pan, using spatula if needed to release sides. Place onto serving plate.
To decorate, make bow with red fruit leather and holly leaves with green fruit leather. Use red gumdrops for berries. Gently press decorations onto popcorn wreath.
Shape popcorn and gumdrop mixture into popcorn balls.
Place butter and marshmallows in large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH (100% power) 3 minutes. Stir well. Continue microwaving at 15 second intervals, stirring well, until smooth.