I always seem to be extremely busy during the Spring months of the year... maybe even more so than the holiday months.
Our PTA Board usually does a fundraiser in March as well as other events the last part of the school year, I've got two birthday parties to plan for in May and June, and to top it off my youngest is making her First Communion in May, so we are busy with that.
Busy, busy, busy.
I know that my girls birthdays aren't for a few more months, but I like to plan in advance. I'm a planner. I'm a list maker. I like to have almost everything done early.
I'm the weirdo who asks her kids what theme party they want as soon as Christmas is over and we're celebrating the New Year.
I gotta order decorations and plan a menu, okay... geesh... don't judge!
Anyway, I love finding easy party treats that take no time to prepare. I've been making these popcorn balls for quite a while now and they are always a big hit. I usually make regular sized ones, but thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and make them mini sized.
I love mixing sprinkles in, but you could totally mix in small candies or nuts. How fun would that be!?!
Want a simple and fun treat for your kiddos next party? Sure you do......
Mini Popcorn Balls
Slightly Adapted from White Chocolate Popcorn Balls by Gale Gand
- 1 Bag (3.3 OZ) Microwaveable Popcorn
- 1 Bag (12 OZ) White Chocolate Morsels
- 1/3 Cup Sprinkles
Using two generous pieces of cling wrap per pan, loosely line mini muffin pans. This will help the popcorn balls from sticking to the pans. Microwave the popcorn according to the directions, usually 2 minutes for a 3.3 ounce bag. Carefully pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl, making sure to discard any kernels that may not have popped.
Next, melt the white chocolate morsels over a double boiler or in the microwave (in a few 30 second intervals) and stir until smooth. Pour over the popcorn and coat well. Add the sprinkles and stir to incorporate them into the popcorn mixture. Spoon the popcorn mixture into each mini muffin mold until you've formed a small ball. Once you are done, transfer the pans to the refrigerator to set, about an hour or so. Serve in mini cupcake liners or clear favor bags tied with a decorative ribbon. Makes 42 mini popcorn balls.
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