Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Popcorn

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If you are looking for a last minute gift to give neighbors…or a snack to take to a friends house for a party…might I suggest this fabulous…and OH SO EASY…Christmas popcorn.
You will need:
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and a dash of this…..
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I have a popcorn popper and used it…you could also use handy-dandy microwave popcorn…but stay away from butter flavored. Stick to PLANE JANE! It will get soggy and mushy if you don’t!
I measured a capful of popcorn kernels…I would guesstimate about 1/2 cupful?
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See…this much! LOL!
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Then POP away!!!!
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After all of the kernels popped…I separated the popcorn into 2 {two} BIG bowls…for easier stirring!
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P.S. The SpongeBob sippy cup is like “Where’s Waldo” in these pics for some reason. It’s almost creepy! I didn’t notice it until I was editing…aaahhh…life with a TODDLER!
Next I guesstimate measured about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the white chocolate chips. I used a glass measuring pitcher for easy melting and pouring!popcorn 008
Ahhh…so PURDY!
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Place pitcher in microwave and “cook” for 30 seconds. Remove the pitcher (careful not to burn your fingies!)…stir….and place back in microwave! Cook another 30 seconds! Remove…and stir until they are smooth as BUTTA! Like this:
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Pour the melted chocolate on popcorn…and stir until the chocolate has covered all of the popcorn.
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Then, pour the popcorn on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the popcorn with a dash of salt. (totally optional) Then sprinkle with Christmas sprinklies!
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Isn’t it FABULOUS????
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It is DELISH too!!♥
From this point there are a million ways to dress it up…pack it up…and give it away! I simply put it in a gallon-sized Zip-lock bag and jazzed it up with a few of Jaxon’s artwork jewels and ribbon!
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And there you HAVE it! A very CUTE…yet VERY FRUGAL gift!!! Perfect for neighbors…friends…co-workers…or to take to PARTIES! You could re-use this recipe for a variety of events…and just change the color of SPRINKLIES!
Hope everyone is having a MARVELOUS Merry week! We are…it’s finally cold here in West Texas…thank goodness! Although this little guy isn’t too thrilled about it….
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To make up for it we have been doing a LOT of art projects!
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Goodnes…that boy and paint…let’s just say there have been a LOT of BUBBLE baths too!!
We have had hot cocoa….
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and even a warm stew!
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It has been a great week for hugging, snuggling and staying close to home. I am so blessed to have such a sweet little boy who loves to spend time painting, cooking and being silly with his Mamma! I am looking forward to a great weekend!! My brother…..this guy here….
… flying in tomorrow!!!!!!! Whoooop whooooop…BIG TEARS! I haven’t hugged him in over a year! It will be a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
I hope you all have a VERY MERRY Christmas…and wonderful weekend with those you love. I don’t intend on blogging until 2011…he he…but I have big PLANS for little Easie Peasie…and can’t wait to share the new direction we will be taking this next year!
Much LOVE and BLESSINGS to you ALL!
Merry Christmas and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the yummy popcorn idea...and thank you to you and your husband for your sacrifice and for his service for our country. Happy hugs!

Jen Gray said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. I am definitely going to make it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and just relax and enjoy this time with your husband. Please thank him for all that he does so that we may have freedom! Bless you!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make your recipe for a party this weekend! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Just made 3 bags and it's sooooo good! Can't wait to share with friends :)

Hailey @ "Me & My Boys" said...

Going to make this for our Christmas party this week! Looks so yummy and festive! Thanks for the recipe!

Missouri Farm Chick said...

I just made this popcorn. Saw it on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect offering for the bake sale we are having before our elementary school program tomorrow night. I made a change or two. I added peanuts and mixed my Christmas sprinkles in before I poured the mixture on waxed paper. Thanks for sharing this! I plan to blog about making your popcorn and will give you credit.

Bridget David said...

Found your recipe and picture on Pinterest, and thus was brought here! I love this idea and the other crafty ideas as well! Cute blog. :)


Margot said...

I've selected it as Article of The week to feature on my site (just a thumb with link to your post)... I hope you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

Found this on Pinterest, thank you! A fab idea for me to make and leave out as a thank you gift from Santa for his mince pie, milk and carrot for rudolph.
Excellent news on your brother's return - he's a good looking guy too ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Found this on Pinterest and myself and my teenagers are making it right now as i type :) For once they wanna hang out with me, so again thank you!!!

Stink Bone Jones said...

Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try it out!

Anonymous said...

I just made this (the popcorn) today and it is fabulous! I mixed in some small pretzels too - giving them as small prezzies to the staff at my apt. complex. Thanks so much for this recipe!


Anonymous said...

I made this with (butter) microwave popcorn and melted almond bark (white). I had not thought of making it with white chocolate chips - great idea! With the almond bark, I've not had a problem with it getting mushy, but I always keep it in an airtight container once it's cooled. The best part is shaking it like crazy in a brown paper grocery bag! Kids love watching mommy do that :-)

Anonymous said...

I am making a movie themed basket for my nephews for Christmas...this recipe will be perfect!!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Alison Buckley said...

Making this popcorn treat now; thanks for the recipe!

AnnaD said...

Awesome idea.

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!thanks a bunch!!;)

Anonymous said...

Your story was so sweet & the recipe sounds great!

ladyBaker said...

Awesome idea, i thought about dividing the white chocolate and adding some red to one and green to the other so it adds an extra pop of christmas color when its poured on an mixed up in the bag. just an idea tho :)

Kim said...

I tried to make this tonight and had a TERRIBLE time with the white chocolate chips. Mine burned in the microwave and I followed the directions exactly! :( Any suggestions would be appreciated. I now have 3 HUGE bowls of popcorn and nothing to do with them!!!

Deb said...

I find I melt things better on the stove than in the microwave. With the stove, I can put it on low heat and stir with a silicone spatula, while watching closely. It may take longer but I am less likely to burn my chocolate.

Elizabeth said...

For those of you having a difficult time melting the white chocolate chips you can try boiling water and using a something that can stand the heat and place in hot water with the chips inside to melt with heat from water. That works miracles with me because some how I manage to always burn them on the stove or microwave.

Anonymous said...

If you use the defrost setting instead of the cook setting, it will melt without scorching the chocolate! I picked up this tip years ago and have used it ever since. (Also, a small crock pot on the lowest setting works as well, but takes longer. The crock pot method works best when dipping things in the chocolate though because it keeps it at a constant temp.)

Tiffany said...

Ladies thank you for all your AWESOME suggestions! The defrost option is one I hadn't heard of! You guys ROCK!!!

Maureen said...

This is amazing!! Thank you so much for this easy recipe!! I just made popcorn bags for each of my Gr. 6 students. And it tastes so good!!!!

Alyssa said...

Made this for my office Christmas party. Super easy. Instead of sprinkles, I added crushed up candy canes, tasted sort of like airy peppermint bark.

Anonymous said...

I have a terrible time melting the white chocolate chips, so I just use almond bark. It melts nicely in a glass bowl in the microwave, just stir it every stir it every 30 seconds.

Anonymous said...

I added peanuts and M&Ms and everyone loves it!

Elise said...

You are so adorable :) Thanks for the easy instructions and fun recipe!

Tammy Antunez said...

Hi Tiffany thank you so much for this last minute idea and please tell your brother thanks you all he does to protect us her at home he is a true hero ��

Anonymous said...

Hello,I am the taste tester. I very much enjoy your popcorn recipe. I would like to say thank you for sharing this with everyone!

~the taste tester