Nerdy Brains
  • 5 Quarts of plain Popcorn that is already popped and cooled in a large mixing bowl.
  • ¾ Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Marshmallows
  • ⅝ Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ Lb Butter or Margarine.
  • 6 Boxes of Fun-Sized Nerds Candy
  1. With your large bowl of popcorn set aside, heat all ingredients, EXCEPT the Nerds candy, over medium heat in a saucepan.
  2. Let everything melt and come to a boil.
  3. Once it's at a rolling boil, remove from heat and pour over popcorn very carefully.
  4. With a wooden or plastic spoon, carefully stir and coat entire bowl of popcorn.
  5. Let the popcorn cool just a bit and add the Nerds candy to the bowl, incorporating the candy throughout.
  6. Let the popcorn cool just a bit more and form into brain-like shapes (or balls-- that's really how they turn out.:))
  7. To store, wrap individually with plastic wrap and throw into a Ziploc baggy. Give as gifts-- people will love them!
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