Popcorn Birthday 'Cupcakes'

Popcorn Birthday 'Cupcakes'

A fun, unexpected twist to traditional cupcakes -- popcorn ‘balls’ create the base for this birthday treat!

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  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 bag (82.3 g each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Butter Microwave Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Fleischmann's® Original-stick (1/2 cup = 1 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 container (16 oz each) ready-to-spread frosting
  • Candy sprinkles, optional
  • Birthday candles, optional

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 12 servings (1 cupcake each)
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Amount per Serving
Calories 325  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 14 g 22%
Saturated fat 3 g 17%
Cholesterol 0 MG 0%
Sodium 337 MG 14%
Carbohydrate 50 g 17%
Dietary fiber 0 g 2%
Sugars 42 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A   7%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   0%
Iron   1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan and twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove any unpopped kernels. Spread popped corn evenly in baking pan.
  3. Melt Fleischmann’s in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sugar, corn syrup and salt; bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda; mix well. Pour over popcorn and toss gently to coat evenly.
  4. Bake 5 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking. Remove from oven; stir well. Cool 5 minutes. Moisten hands with water. Divide popcorn mixture into 12 portions; shape each portion in each muffin cup to resemble a cupcake.
  5. Spread frosting on the top mounded part of each popcorn cupcake. Add sprinkles and candle, if desired. Store in tightly sealed container.
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