The next time your kids are begging for an indulgent snack after finishing chores or dessert following dinner, call them to the kitchen for a quick, delicious lesson. Teaching children to cook helps them get more comfortable with an important life skill while encouraging independence — all while having a little fun.
This Popcorn Party Pizza swaps out the classic pizza crust for popcorn — a whole grain that’s 100% unprocessed with no additional additives, hidden ingredients or genetically modified organisms — infused with gooey melted marshmallows and topped with childhood favorites.
After an adult melts the marshmallows and lines the pan with the marshmallow-popcorn mixture, kids can help create their own work of art with red piping gel as “pizza sauce”; rolled fruit snacks as “pepperoni” slices; and jellybeans, coconut and candy-coated chocolate pieces for the oh-so-sweet toppings.
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Popcorn Party Pizza
Yield: 8 slices
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 bag (10 1/2 ounces) mini marshmallows
- 2 quarts popped popcorn
- 1 tube (0.68 ounces) red piping gel
- 1 package red raspberry rolled fruit snack
- Green jellybeans (optional)
- Coconut (optional)
- Candy-coated chocolate pieces (optional)
- Spray 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- In large saucepan over medium heat, heat butter. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Stir in popcorn until well coated.
- Spread mixture evenly onto prepared pizza pan.
- Drizzle red piping gel over “pizza” for “sauce.”
- Cut small circles (about 11/4-inch diameter) from rolled fruit snack and place on pizza for “pepperoni” slices.
- Decorate with jellybeans, coconut and candies, if desired. Cool completely before cutting into wedges.