RECIPE: Brain-shaped popcorn treats

Give the zombies in your neighborhood something to come running for with these brain popcorn treats.  A riff on the rice krispie treat, only with popcorn. 

1 6 oz. bag popcorn
2 - 10 oz. bag miniature marshmallows
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
red food coloring
paint brush
latex gloves
non-stick spray

Pour popcorn into a large bowl, large enough so that you can stir the mixture.

In a pot over medium low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows.  Once mixture is melted, remove from heat and add vanilla, stir to combine.  Using your bottle of red food coloring, place six drops randomly on top of mixture and stir until combined.  Pour over popcorn and stir using a spatula.

Put latex gloves on and spray liberally on the front and back of gloves using non-stick spray.  Grab popcorn mixture by the handful, roughly scant 1 c. size and form into a tight ball.  Place onto parchment or silpat, and repeat until all the mixture is formed into balls.  I get 11 with my hands. 

Take one of the balls and wrap your hand around it, spreading your three middle fingers across the front.  Press down on the palm of your and and squeeze the sides of your hand together to form 'brain'.  Repeat with the other balls.

Place red food coloring into a dish, and using a small, flat brush blot down the middle from front to back of the 'brain' to create a line.  Repeat until done.

Allow to cool and set - enjoy!