As a family we spend so much of our time together in the kitchen. We cook meals together, do homework at the kitchen table, play board games, and more. Life is lived in the kitchen. The people at Juicy Juice know this and want to encourage family time so the Juicy Juice website is filled with fun family crafts and kid-approved recipes that get families spending time together.
So the other day, when the boys came home from school I asked them to help me make a special Valentine’s Day snack, Popcorn Treats. We all worked together in the kitchen, adding ingredients and having a blast. Then we sat around the table munching on popcorn, drinking Juicy Juice and and sharing about respective our days. It was the perfect after-school activity.
Make Valentine’s Day Popcorn Treats
Valentine's Day Popcorn Treat
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1/4 cup popcorn kernals
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 cups minature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup minature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup Valentine's M&M's
- 1 tbs red sugar sprinkles
Make the Popcorn: Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed pot on medium high heat. Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil. When the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover the pot. Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat.
Melt the butter in a large pot.
Once the butter has melted add the 4 cups of marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Mix in the popped popcorn until thoroughly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
Mix in colored sugar sprinkles, mini marshmallows and M&M's
You can spread the mixture on a tray, allow to cool and cut into bars
You can form into popcorn balls
You can just eat in straight from a large bowl.
This Valentine’s Day all I really want to is to spend time with my family, the people I love. Valentine’s is about love and love is my family. How will you show your family you love them this Valentine’s Day? Did you know that according to a recent Juicy Juice Family Occasion Survey that one in four parents (23%) will show their love by decorating for Valentine’s Day.
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