Sunday, March 17, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We don't usually do much to celebrate but I like to incorporate fun little things into our day for the kids when I can. I'm also not a fan of beer so you won't catch me drinking green beer on this day. The girls immediately put something green on this morning along with green hair ties and bows in their hair, they don't want any leprechauns pinching them today they said.
I decided to make some of this jello popcorn this morning for a special little snack today. Have you ever made this before? This was my first time, I don't think I've ever even tried any before. It's actually pretty good! I didn't spend long putting it all together. We used lime of course for St. Patty's Day but I think strawberry, cherry or even a blue raspberry would be fun and delicious for the kiddos. After baking the popcorn the jello coating gives it a nice crunchy candy coating. I know it will be a huge hit with the kiddos, as far as adults, I'm sure a little goes a long way. Unless you have a huge sweet tooth, then this is the perfect treat for you!
8 c popped popcorn
4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp honey (light corn syrup will work too)
1/2 c sugar
3 oz box lime jello (or any flavor)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add popped popcorn to a large bowl. In a small saucepan add butter and honey, cook over medium heat until butter has melted. Add in sugar and jello, stir until dissolved. Let come to a boil and then turn heat down and let simmer for 5 mins. Immediately remove from stove and pour over popcorn. Stir well to coat popcorn. Dump coated popcorn onto lined baking sheet and spread into one layer. Bake in oven for 10 mins. Remove and let cool, then break popcorn pieces apart. Enjoy!
Any big plans for the rest of today? Since we've finally got some warmer temps (30s-40s) we're heading to my parents to grill out tonight. I made a fruit salad to take along, it's delicious, can't wait to share the recipe with you! Have a great Sunday!