A Literary Recipe: Troll Boogies
I enjoy cooking. I enjoy it even more when I can get creative in the kitchen with recipes inspired by my favorite books. These troll boogies (ugh) from Harry Potter are especially fun because those seven books remain my most beloved.
I grew up with Harry Potter. I was the same age as Harry, Ron, and Hermione when the books were first published. Every Christmas my parents gave me the newest Harry Potter book and it was always my favorite gift. I'd start reading it that very day, snuggled under the Christmas tree with our dogs, Pepper, Buck, and Sligo. These stories not only intensified my love of reading, but made me ache to write my own.
Troll boogies are quite easy to make. Even the snot drizzle is not to be feared but embraced. Have trust and if not trust, wine. Spirulina is a tasteless sea algae you can find at any natural grocery store, along with joy. I use it here as a natural green dye for that extra ick-factor.
Without Further Ado...TROLL BOOGIES (Ew, David)
Makes 10 Boogies
Prep: Lay wax paper on a cookie sheet and lightly oil it
- 3 TBS butter (Miyoko's or Earth Balance are awesome here)
- 1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows (Dandies are vegan for those who wish it)
- 6 cups popcorn, popped
- 2 tsp spirulina powder + more for sprinkling
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 TBS non-dairy milk
- Melt butter in a large pot on the stove
- Add marshmallows and 1 tsp of the spirulina and stir until partially melted
- Turn off heat
- Add popped popcorn and stir, stir, stir until combined, melty, and sticky
- Let cool
- Oil hands and make ten boogie balls between your palms
- Set on wax paper and sprinkle with spirulina
FOR SNOT DRIZZLE
- Whisk together powdered sugar, remaining 1 tsp of spirulina, and non-dairy milk.
- Drizzle over boogies and you're done!
Refrigerate the boogies in an airtight container to store. Spirulina doesn't keep at room temperature.