RECIPE #326, DAY #517
ORIGINAL RECIPE: Got the idea from various people on Pinterest*
TIMING: 15 minutes, at most
DIFFICULTY: Easy, depending on your means of making popcorn
TOOLS: A popcorn popper of some sort (electric, stovetop, etc.)
COOK TYPE: Popcorn popper
HEALTH: Homemade popcorn is actually a pretty decent snack. However, little bags of candy and soda are not. You could substitute sparkling juice for the soda and a natural/organic candy or even dark-chocolate covered raisins and nuts for the traditional candy. Then you’d actually be doing pretty great.
EXPERIENCE: My daughter saw these on Pinterest and requested them for the movie portion of her Disney birthday sleepover. Once I figured out what to do for the boxes and beverage containers, they were a snap to put together.
I will definitely be doing these again, especially for a movie in a park or family movie night. If only I was allowed to take them into the movie theater…
NOTES: These say “Drink Me” because of the Disney theme. You should just leave those off, unless you too would like to reference Alice in Wonderland.
I found treat boxes at ACMoore that had dividers for 4 treats. I discarded 2 of the treat dividers per each box, then turned one of them upside down to better support the drink. I also cut the lids off. As for drinks, you can use cute little milk bottles with straws, but you could also use a store-bought juice box or soda can/bottle.
- Make popcorn according to popper directions. Toss with melted unsalted butter and salt to taste.
- Place popcorn in the largest area of your treat box. Place candy or chocolate covered raisins and nuts in the small divider, and a small cup or bottle of soda in the upside-down final divider. Carry on a tray to avoid spilling.
Serve with napkins and a movie.
*Recipe changed from the original.