Easter popcorn

For a Christmas a couple of years ago, I made bags of Christmas popcorn for the kids to give their buddies as a little gift at the end of the year. It was a hit with the buddies and my kids.

On the weekend the kids’ primary school had their biannual school fair. For our contribution to the cake stall, the kids and I made Easter popcorn!  I love the pretty pastel colours of the mini eggs.
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I actually made two trays of this, but just made a fresh batch for each tray as it was easier to manage the ingredients that way.
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Easter popcorn

Easter popcorn
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients:
  • 330 grams white chocolate
  • 80 grams popcorn kernels
  • 300 grams mini eggs
Method:
  1. Pop popcorn by your preferred method. I use an air popcorn machine.
  2. Break up white chocolate and add half of it to a microwave safe bowl. Melt on high for 30 seconds, stir, then 15 second bursts after that until completely melted.
  3. Pour half the melted chocolate onto the popcorn and gently stir.
  4. Add the mini eggs and stir gently again.
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate as you did with the first batch and add to the popcorn mixture.
  6. Stir gently and once mixed, pour onto a tray lined with baking paper and spread out evenly. You need to give some of the eggs a little nudge to make sure they are spaced evenly through out the tray.
  7. Let the popcorn mix set. I needed mine to set in a hurry so popped it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Break up into pieces and place in plastic bags.
  9. Add a ribbon and you have your pretty Christmas treat to give to friends. This made 20 small bags of Easter Popcorn.

 

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

As the weather gets cooler, some more winter warmer type recipes are appearing on our menu plan.

Day

Week Commencing 15th March

Satsang choy bow mainSang choy bow
SunChicken sticks

Easy Homemade Pizza Slices

Quinoa Snack Balls
Chicken sticks and salad

Homemade pizzas

Quinoa balls
Moneasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
TueEasy Beef Stiry Fry Recipe

green veggie recipe title
Beef Stir Fry with Green veggies
WedEasy Satay RecipeSlow Cooker Satay
ThuMarinated Steak and Garlic MashMarinated steak and garlic mash
Fribreakfast for lunch mainSweet potato hash, eggs and avocado (need to multiply quantities)
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 15th March 2014

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.

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  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a weekly basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.

Do you make any food gifts as Easter presents?

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Comments

  1. Theresa says

    YUM to your meal plan! i wonder, does anyone email you and tell you they have just copied your families meal plan for the week?! It would be fun to do it one week, just to see how easy it is using your thinking! Feeling good week 2 off dairy and wheat, and month 2 off coffee and alcohol…just eating too many healthy treats cacao / dates balls etc, and trying to up the greens and veges…its wonderful having bloggers documenting these sort of journeys of eating, to help us all too. Thanks.

    • says

      I have to really think about adding green veggies and leafy greens. Current fave is sautéed baby spinach with coconut oil and garlic.

      Glad to hear your going well. Reading an awesome book at the moment which is helping me look at the habits behind my eating which I will share soon when I finish it!

      Nic