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This recipe for confetti popcorn is a treat that’s full of flavor and fun colors and only takes 5 minutes to make, plus ideas on how to host a family fun night with plenty of delicious and wholesome snacks!
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I feel like just yesterday I was talking about the start of spring, and now I’m already thinking about summer! My family spends a lot of time outside and every night after dinner we hang out in the yard and the kids play until it gets dark. Lately we’ve been inviting a few friends over for a family fun night. Of course I’m in charge of the snacks and I serve this confetti popcorn every time, it’s a hit with both the kids and adults!
To me popcorn is one of those snacks where you can’t go wrong – it’s simple yet delicious and everyone loves it. I buy JOLLY TIME Pop Corn in multiple flavors and set up a popcorn bar at our family fun nights so that everyone can help themselves to their favorite varieties.
Our little gatherings tend to be spur of the moment, so I don’t have a lot of time to prepare a fancy spread of snacks. I pop up some bags of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn in our favorite flavors and serve it up in a variety of containers, like movie theater style boxes or sometimes just in a big bowl.
I also make some simple snacks to serve along with the popcorn. One of our favorites is fresh fruit served inside ice cream cones. I used colored ice cream cones because that’s what I had on hand, but any variety will work so long as they have a flat bottom. The kids go crazy for these treats!
Another fun way to mix up what would normally be a standard veggie plate is to serve the vegetables in individual cups. The kids (and adults!) grab a cup and munch on them as they play. I go for as much color as possible here to make them more appealing to even the pickiest eaters with multi colored bell peppers and cherry tomatoes, along with my girls’ favorite cucumber slices.
Our kids are usually pretty happy to play with their friends without a whole lot of structured activities planned, but I do put out some fun things for the kids to do while the adults chat. I typically set up our water table when the weather is nice, it’s a hit with kids of all ages. I also put out a table with some simple art supplies like stickers, crayons, construction paper and coloring books. Sometimes we also do sidewalk chalk or even water balloons when it’s hot. The adults get a chance to catch up while the kids burn off energy before bed time, a win win situation!
This confetti popcorn is so very easy to make – all you need is a bag of JOLLY TIME Crispy ‘n White Pop Corn, some candy melts (or white chocolate) and sprinkles. When the popcorn comes out of the microwave I drizzle melted chocolate over the top and add the sprinkles. Instant crowd pleaser!
I use JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for my family fun night entertaining because we love all of the flavors and the convenience of having a hot, fresh snack in minutes. JOLLY TIME is a family owned company that’s been around for 101 years, pretty amazing if you ask me!
In my opinion, sometimes the best gatherings are the most casual ones. Our warm weather family fun nights have become a tradition that I’m sure my girls will remember for years to come. With a little creativity and help from delicious products like JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, it’s easy to create a simple get together that your family and friends will enjoy.
- 1 bag of JOLLY TIME Crispy 'n White Pop Corn
- 1 cup of candy melts or white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
- Prepare the popcorn according to package directions. Lay the popcorn out on a large sheet pan in a single layer.
- Place the candy melts in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments or until melted; stir until smooth.
- Drizzle the candy melts over the popcorn and place the sprinkles on top.
- Let the popcorn set for 30 minutes or until candy melts have hardened.