Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mini Popcorn Balls...

 


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.

Enjoy!





I'm linking this post up to I'm Lovin' It.

15 comments:

  1. Yum! I love popcorn balls :)

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  2. I Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party today and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

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  3. MMM, movie night Sunday at my house and I will be making these. Thank you.

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  4. This is such a GREAT idea, Emily! The popcorn balls are so cute in mini form, especially with the sprinkles:) I need to serve these at our next tea party!

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    1. Oooo... that would be so much fun having these at a tea party!

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  6. I'm so totally not judging you. I spent about 3 months planning my daughter's party from last weekend. Before she gave me her theme I went about 2 months waffling about what cool things I could do. So, yeah, I get it. :)

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    1. Yes! I'm totally NOT alone... when I'm party planning... it consumes most of my time!

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  7. you always come up with delicious treats that are easy to make and delicious :) I'm sorry but my grandparents just told me that the gift arrived a few days ago, thanks again!

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  8. I love the sprinkles in these popcorn balls, such a cute idea!

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  9. I love these! the sprinkles give it the extra punch of fun!!

    These sound delicious!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/birthday-parties/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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