Snickers Wads AKA: Snickers Popcorn Balls

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

A few weeks ago my daughter came home from school and asked if we could make Wads.  Ummm… what?  This is kind of how our conversation went:

Ellie:  “Mom, can we make Wads?”
Me:  “What the heck are Wads?”
Ellie:  “You know, Wads. ”
Me:  “Um, no, I really don’t know what Wads are.  What are they?”
Ellie:  “Mom!  How do you not know what Wads are?  Everyone knows what Wads are!”
Me:  “Seriously, Ellie.  What are Wads?”
Ellie:  “You know, Popcorn Wads.”Me:  “You mean Popcorn Balls?”
Ellie:  “No one calls the Popcorn Balls, Mom.  They;re Wads.”

Well, I’ve now been schooled.  So here they are… Wads.

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

She was so darn excited about making them.  Can you tell?

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

The hardest part for little hands is forming them into balls.  The marshmallow goodness is pretty hot.  So make sure it’s cooled down enough for them or help them out.  (My son insisted on taking a picture of us.)

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

Let them cool a little bit and then dig in!

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

We made a few of them without the chopped up Snickers in them.  (Gasp.  Who wouldn’t want Snickers???)

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

The best part about these Wads?  They are made with marshmallows instead of Karo syrup.  So they stay soft and gooey and don’t stick to your teeth as much.  And come on… who doesn’t love a good gooey marshmallow masterpiece!

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

Snickers Popcorn Balls - but we call them Snickers Wads

Recipe from Martha Stewart.

SnickersWads AKA: Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for buttering hands
  • 1 package miniature marshmallows (10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn (about 12 cups)
  • Chopped Snickers candy bars, as many as you want

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large heavy pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and brown sugar and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour popcorn and chopped Snickers into pot; toss well.
  3. With buttered hands, shape into 2 1/2-inch balls.
  4. Set on parchment lined baking sheet to dry slightly.
  5. Enjoy!
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What was the verdict from my daughter?  “Best Wads EVER!”

Snickers Popcorn Balls or Snickers Wads

 

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