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Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

This fun and festive Halloween popcorn is our favourite Fall movie night snack! Make it with marshmallows or make it with chocolate, this recipe is easy and fun. And, don’t forget the googly eyes! (Every Mom’s hack to making anything festive 😉 )

Spooky popcorn chocolate

Chocolate Spooky Halloween Popcorn

You Need

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • White chocolate (Bakers, Almond Bark)
  • Pretzels (stick ones)
  • Candy eyes, Halloween sprinkles

Directions

  • Cover pan or large plate with parchment paper
  • Make a layer of pretzels
  • Melt chocolate, stirring frequently
  • Drizzle chocolate over pretzels
  • Optional layer of Chex cereal & more chocolate
  • Layer popcorn on top
  • Drizzle another layer of chocolate on top
  • Sprinkle with candy eyes, halloween sprinkles & treats!

Marshmallow Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

You Need

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2.5 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 bag of popped popcorn
  • Candy eyes & sprinkles
  • Mini halloween chocolate bars

Directions

  • Microwave 1 pkg of microwave popcorn, set aside
  • Melt butter in large pot over low heat
  • Pour in marshmallows slowly and stir continuously
  • Once combined pour in popcorn and quickly mix to cover with marshmallow mixture
  • Top with candy eyes and chopped pieces of mini chocolate bars!

 

Which recipe is your favourite? Share in the comments what combo you create! If you love holidays like we do, make sure you check out more of our fun and simple Halloween snacks and our Halloween bookshelves!

Spring Preschool Party Snacks

Spring Snacks Ladybugs

Spring is here! And that, my friends, is worth celebrating! My oldest daughter is in preschool, and a few times a year they have a celebration and shared snack at school. Last week they had a Spring party and I couldn’t resist these sweet little lady bug pretzels! We usually stick to healthy snacks, but Vienna loves lady bugs and the colour red, so I knew she’d be especially excited to share these with her friends! These would also work great for a Valentine’s party, too!

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Banana Pancakes

Sundays around here are meant for pancakes. Banana pancakes. We make them almost every Sunday. I love whipping up a batch of these and V loves to help, too. Sometimes it seems she randomly knows it is Sunday and will ask for pancakes! They are so easy I even make them the odd weekday if we are planning on being home for the morning. They also freeze really great– I stack them with parchment paper between them and pop them in a ziploc freezer bag to take out for easy breakfasts during the week. Win. And, the entire family loves them, right down to baby A– pictured below enjoying one.

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Soccer Cupcakes!

We’ve been busy around here lately, especially in the kitchen! It’s been a busy few weeks for Mike and the weather has gone from crazy hot to crazy rain, meaning the girls and I have spent a fair amount of time inside lately. On Friday it poured rain and we baked up some cupcakes for my friend’s daughter Kadence, who is like a niece to me. I love that I’ve been making her cakes since she was 5! I’m no professional, but I love trying my hand at decorating cakes and cupcakes, and the kids love them perfect or not 🙂

I wanted to do this post because I always look to Pinterest for decorating ideas after I get a theme from the kids. But, it’s annoying when you can’t find good sources for info on what to use to make them. These Soccer cupcakes were easy (although piping grass on 24 cupcakes is time consuming!) and the best part is the grass is meant to be messy, so for a perfectionist like me there is a bit of leeway where I won’t drive myself completely insane trying to perfect them– although I’ll confess that I did test out what it would take to make very even turf grass. Moving on…

Here’s the details:

  • Icing tint: Wilton’s Kelly Green concentrated paste- these paste’s work really great for colours.
  • Decorating tip: Wilton #233 Flower Center/ Grass
  • Soccer balls: This one is tricky (and what I searched all over Pinterest for how to make) They are edible sugar decorations. They are here on amazon, which will work for anyone who starts planning their projects sooner than 3 days before the event. Note to future self. Or, check with your local cake store, you might get lucky, I did!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest 11 year old we know! xo

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