Thursday, November 29, 2012

Edible Popcorn Snowballs (Kids' Christmas Recipe)

I have a super cute and fun Christmas Kid Recipe and Activity for you today. Kelli from Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM is one of the most creative and fun moms I know! Please welcome her to the blog for today's Season of Serenity at Home post.

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Hi everyone! My name is Kelli, and most days you can find me blogging over at Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM! I am a wife and stay at home mom of three boys. I love to be crafty, make yummy food, share pictures of my cute boys, and blog about the every day happenings of my life as a supermom! I am SUPER excited to be sharing a fun and easy recipe with all you Serenity Now readers today! Thanks so much for having me over, Amanda!

Snow is a rare thing where I live. I've seen snow at my home three times in my 30 plus years living in South Mississippi. And it can sometimes be difficult to get into the holiday spirit when it's 70 degrees outside and everyone is wearing flip flops. :) So I decided that since my boys rarely get to play with real snowballs, it might be fun to make some edible Popcorn Snowballs instead!
Edible Popcorn Snowballs (Kids' Christmas Recipe)


I started by gathering my ingredients: two bags of microwave popcorn, a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows, half a stick of butter, some flake coconut, and some white sugar sprinkles:























First, pop your two bags of popcorn and put them in the biggest bowl you have. I ended up using the top to my cake keeper because it was bigger than any of my bowls. After the popcorn cools a little, dig through and pick out any of the popcorn kernels that didn't pop. I learned the hard way that unpopped kernels in your popcorn snowballs is no fun!


Melt your butter over medium heat...
























...add your bag of mini marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.


Pour the melted butter/marshmallow mixture on top of the popcorn:


Then stir, stir, stir! Mix it until all the popcorn has been coated in the marshmallow. Then, let it cool for about 5 minutes.























While the mixture is cooling, give each of your kiddos a piece of parchment paper and spray their hands with a little bit of cooking spray.


Carefully scoop up some of the mixture and give it to your kiddo. Let them use their hands to form the popcorn mixture into a snowball. At this point you can have plain popcorn snowballs....


...or you can make them fancy by rolling them in flake coconut...
























...or white sugar sprinkles!























These were really fun to make, and {other than the messy bowl and a few messy fingers} they were really easy to make too! Now my boys can enjoy snowballs in the winter anytime they want....even if it's 70 degrees outside and we're wearing flip flops!
Edible Popcorn Snowballs


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Don't those look tasty? I know my girls would have a blast making these. Thanks, Kelli, for sharing this simple and delicious treat idea with us!

Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM is a treasure-trove of fun, family-friendly crafts, recipes, and activities. I love reading about Kelli and her three sweet boys. Please hop over to say hi to Kelli if you're new to her blog.

Do you have a favorite treat that you make with your kids at Christmastime? 

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A Season of Serenity at Home, Christmas series

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5 comments:

Richella Parham said...

Those are so cute! And really yummy-looking. My boys would have loved these when they were little. Heck, I think they'd probably love them now even though they've supposedly outgrown such things. All hearts are young at Christmas, right? :)

Love this series, Amanda!

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Yummy! I love marshmallow popcorn, and this idea takes it to the next level. Mm, mmm. =) Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These look so fun, Amanda! What a fun mom!

momto8blog said...

love this recipe. kind of like rice krispie treats but more fun

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh yummy!! They remind me of rice krispie squares but I'll bet they taste better!
Debbie :)

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