About two weeks ago, I shared a tutorial on how to create heart treats with popcorn. I made so much popcorn for that tutorial that there was plenty to make other popcorn treats. I saved a full 1 gallon bag of popcorn. Then it hit me. Ah-hah! I am going to make little lamb figurines with popcorn balls.
What you need to make this yummy treat:
I used the Allrecipes.com popcorn ball mixture as “glue” to hold everything together. This mixture cools down very fast. If you use this caramel mixture as “glue”, have all the materials ready before preparing it. If the caramel cools down while you are still working on the treats, pour a little bit of water in it and reheat until the caramel is soft enough to work with it but do not overcook. Sugar hardens when it is overcooked. If this is too much hazzle for you, I recommend using royal icing.
Note: “Glue” means the caramel popcorn mixture from Allrecipes.com.
Lambs’ Bodies: Mix all the ingredients as directed in the recipe instructions for the caramel popcorn balls. Place popped popcorn in a tray. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and quickly shape the popcorn into balls to form the lambs’ bodies.
Lambs’ Heads: “Glue” two small marshmallows on a large marshmallow, one on each side of the face to resemble the ears. Then “glue” some popcorn on top to make the head fur.
Lambs’ Faces: “Glue” the eyeballs on. To make the mouth, cut a little piece from a Twizzler and trim the edge to make the mouth round. I chose Twizzlers because they are hollow. (If you know of other candy that can resemble the mouth, leave a comment below. I appreciate your suggestions.) Glue the mouth on.
Assemble: “Glue” the lambs’ heads on the popcorn balls. Then “glue” four small marshmallows on the bottom of the popcorn balls to resemble the legs.
Tree: Place some popped popcorn in a bowl. Add few drops of green vegetable color to the caramel mixture and pour it over the popcorn. Quickly shape the popcorn in a little ball to make the tree top. To make the tree trunk, cut a 3″ piece of Chick-O-Stick. “Glue” the Chick-O-Stick piece on the tree-top popcorn ball.
Fence: Carefully open the wafers and discard the cream. Use the squared side of the wafers to make the fence. Cut the top of three wafers in an upside down V shape. Assemble and “glue” the fence as shown in the picture below.
Grass: Place the flake coconut in a bowl and add some drops of green vegetable color. Mix until the flakes have an even color.
Arrange the caramel popcorn lambs, tree, fence, and grass as desired and impress your guests with this yummy caramel popcorn treat.
Share your opinions with us: Did you like this Lamb Figurines with popcorn balls? Do you have other ideas with caramel popcorn? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.