Hi guy’s, a couple of week’s ago we had a movie night/afternoon with the kids and they made some awesome snacks to have while they were watching. A few friends have asked for the recipes since then so since I was typing them out anyway I decided just to pop them on here so here they are!
Frozen Popcorn Snowballs
- A couple of bags of ready made popcorn (we used swwet and salty)
- 4tbsp of butter
- 5 cups of mini marshmallows
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of M&M’s
- Sprinkles (these are optional we used frozen ones to make these themed)
- In a small saucepan over a medium heat melt the butter and marshmallows stiring continuously, when melted remove from the heat and add the salt and vanilla extract.
- Put your popcorn in a large bowl and pour over your butter and marshmallow mixture, stir to coat evenly and add your sprinkles and M&M’s and stir to distribute evenly.
- Let the mixture cool for a couple of minutes (I learned this the hard way!) then cover your hands with a light layer of butter or coconut oil. Form the mixture into balls then set them on greaseproof paper to cool, we put them in the fridge and they were set in about 30 minutes.
Minions Pretzel Bark
- A couple of packets of pretzel sticks (or just normal pretzels if you can’t get the sticks)
- 2 packets of yellow candy melts (we got ours in hobbycraft)
- Blue and yellow M&M’s
- Candy eyeballs (unfortunately we couldn’t get any of these but they were just as miniony without!)
- Arrange pretzel sticks in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with greasproof paper.
- Melt the candy melts according to the directions on the packet, we microwaved our’s in 30 second bursts stirring in between and it took about 2 minutes. Pour the melts over the pretzel sticks smoothing as you go and working quickly as it’s a fairly thick mixture.
- Quickly add the M&M’s and candy eyeballs randomly and place in the fridge to harden, this doesn’t take long at all!
- Break, serve and enjoy!
I love this recipe as you could customize it to so many different themes! Next time I think we’ll use white chocolate and food colouring though as the candy melts are super sweet!
Mini Corn Dogs
- 8 thin pork sausages or hotdogs
- 1/2 cup of cornmeal or polenta
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Vegetable oil for frying
You’ll also need lollipop or cakepop sticks. A cooking thermometer is also useful.
- Cut each sausage in half and insert a lollipop stick into the cut end of each. Thoroughly dry all the sausages with paper towels.
- In a large bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together the egg and milk then pour into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Add 4 inches of oil to a large stock pot and heat over a medium-high heat until the oil reaches 180 degrees celcius, we don’t have a cooking thermomete so we just judged by dripping in a little of the batter and seeing how it went (it should float and bubble fairly strongly).
- Dip each sausage in the batter until it’s completely coated, lightly shake off the excess then lower it into the hot oil (the lollipop sticks can be fried so you can just let them be and not worry about holding them!). Fry until golden and crispy, this should be about 3 minutes. Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all your corn dogs are cooked!
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
See you next time, Em xXx