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Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe

Don’t be scared by this Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy recipe! While it may look a little creepy, it’s totally worth each and every bite! 

This is one of those Halloween treats that your kiddos just won’t be able to get enough of. (and who knows…maybe you, too!) There’s just something so hilarious and spooky about this Zombie Halloween Popcorn that will have them literally eyeballing every bite just to see what they are about to it. 

I love making this to have around the house here and there, but it’s also a fun treat for October birthdays, sleepovers and even a really cool treat to take to class parties. I can’t tell you the double takes that occur once people lay their eyes on this tasty treat. It’s hilarious.

Every year, my kids ask for this popcorn recipe by name. They love the bright colors, and of course, the random eyeballs that can be found without. Plus, they love being able to help make it as well so it really is a fun family effort each and every time that we create it. 

If you are looking for a silly and delicious treat this Halloween season, this is the one for you! 

Zombie Halloween Popcorn candy Mix

Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients:

16 cups of popped popcorn
1 cup butter (1/2 cup in each saucepan)
2 cup granulated sugar (1 cup in each saucepan)
1/2 cup light corn syrup (1/4 cup in each saucepan)
1 tsp salt (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp vanilla extract (1/2 tsp in each saucepan)
1 tsp light green food coloring
1 tsp moss green food coloring
1 tsp brown food coloring
2 tsp baking soda (1/4 each bowl)
Zombie Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

Zombie Halloween Popcorn Recipe:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Place your popcorn evenly on two large baking pans covered with parchment paper.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn
In two medium saucepans over medium heat add 1/2 of each of the following ingredients to each saucepan.
Add butter first and melt then stir in sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt into both saucepans.
Halloween Popcorn Recipe
Bring to boil while stirring consistently and boil without stirring for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and split the mixture into 4 small mixing bowls.
Add your food colors one in each bowl.
Mix all bowls until the mixture is evenly colored and combined. Next, stir in baking soda and the mixture will double.
Booger Halloween Popcorn Mix Recipe
Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to combine and evenly coat, then place the popcorn in the oven.
Zombie Halloween Treats
Stir the popcorn every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Zombie Halloween Popcorn and Candy Mix Recipe
ENJOY!!

 

Ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich Recipe

Lady Bug Open-faced Sandwich

Now that summer’s here, our entire family’s been craving fresh meals full of fruit and vegetables. When heat waves come and go, no one likes to get too busy in the kitchen! Why boil over a hot stove when you can whip up something cool and healthy?  Open-faced sandwiches are a unique lunch option, and there are so many great ways to make them extra fun for the kids, like with this Ladybug sandwich.

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Creating the Perfect Summer Afternoon with NABISCO!

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Summer Fun Afternoon Tips

Creating the Perfect Summer Afternoon

The summer is dwindling down here in Florida, the kids only have 3 weeks left of school break and we are trying to cram in as much family fun as possible in before the first school bell rings.  One of our favorite things to do is to ride our bikes as a family to one of the local playgrounds.  We have such amazing bike trails here in Tampa Bay that a nice bike ride followed by a picnic and some time on the swings is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. 

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My New Favorite On The Go Snack as a Sports Mom

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

On the Go Snack for Busy Moms

Delicious On The Go Snack for Busy Moms

It’s that time of year again, football and cheerleading registration time! As a sports mom, my busiest time of year is from mid-July through the beginning of November. My kids participate in countless activities and sports including guitar lessons, dance classes, karate, and more, but nothing compares to the rigorous schedule I have as a twin mom to a football player on one side of the field and a cheerleader on the other side. From midsummer till the end of fall we are on the sideline 3 nights a week and every weekend so on the go snacks are a must for me.

I have recently fallen in love with Blue Diamond Nut-Thins®! I have been trying all the yummy flavors of these thin and crispy crackers and have enjoyed every single flavor so far. They have been a perfect go to whether I am sitting at my desk and needing something to munch on or heading out with the kids and need an on the go snack that I can toss in my bag.

Easy on the go snack at work

Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins are a delicious snack that is crunchy and crispy like a potato chip, but sturdy enough for dips and toppings. This is what has me hooked, I love that I can eat them with hummus, a veggie dip, or all alone if I am just craving something crunchy. Plus they are made with Real Blue Diamond® Almonds, are wheat and gluten free, and contain no artificial flavors so I am able to snack guilt-free and feel good about serving them to my family when they ask for a snack.

I am sure these will be stocked in my cabinets and car throughout football season and you will see me with a box in hand and a bowl of hummus on the bleachers at every practice. Having a yummy snack makes my time on those bleachers a lot more enjoyable, especially as the season runs on and all us sports moms are watching our calendars to see how many more weeks we have left.
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What is your favorite on the go snack?

Delicious on the go snack option

 

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On The Go Snack for Busy Sports Moms

DIY INCREDIBLES 2 Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treat snacks

DIY INCREDIBLES 2 Inspired Rice Krispies Treats

It’s officially out today! The Incredible’s are hitting theatres again for INCREDIBLES 2 and I can hardly wait to get to the movie theater.
I loved the storyline of the first movie and I am sure that Disney Pixar will have something incredible up their sleeves for INCREDIBLES 2 (as they always do!).  We are going to see the new release tomorrow when my oldest comes back from camp, so in the meantime, I’m spending time with the twins celebrating the movie with Disney’s free printable activity sheets and these easy Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies treats.

These cereal treats were totally inspired by Disney’s favorite superheroes. It was extra fun to color the marshmallows into this deep red. Not to mention, the logo came out exactly how I wanted it to. I think these would make a fun addition to any Incredibles-themed birthday party. I mean, can’t you just see it sitting perfectly on the sweets table?! I sure can!

DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treats Snack Recipe

INCREDIBLES 2 Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Yields: 6-8 cereal treats

Ingredients:
2 tbsp butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 tbsp red gel food coloring
4 cups rice cereal
4 oz yellow fondant
Cornstarch for rolling
Black buttercream

DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Line a square pan (8×8) with wax paper and set aside. In a medium-sized pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Red DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Add red food coloring and mix until completely colored. Add rice cereal into the mix and fold until cereal and marshmallow mixture are thoroughly combined.

Evenly press the cereal treat mixture into your pan and allow to set.

DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treats Fondont Recipe

In the meantime, make fondant shapes. Roll out your yellow fondant so that it’s about ¼ an inch thick and cut out rectangular shapes, about an inch long and 1/3 of an inch wide. Cut one end of each rectangle at an angle.

DIY Incredibles 2 Red Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Using the end tip of a frosting tip, cut out mini circles.

DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Recipe

Cut each cereal treat into rectangles. Frost each one with a solid circle (on a slight angle) with your black buttercream. Decorate with your fondant pieces.

Easy DIY Incredibles 2 Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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