Monday, October 2, 2017

Popcorn Snack Mix for Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour


Hi everyone, and please join me on my patio!  How about starting off with some yummy popcorn mix that my sweet granddaughter, Cissy, mixed up for us?  Would you like a cup of apple cider, hot cocoa or tea, while we........

Katie, from Let's Add Sprinkles was so kind in coordinating this for us.  Thank you so much, Katie!


 Cissy gathered all the decorations for the table.  She grabbed these pumpkins that I made years ago.  It's a quick project, using homespun fabric, then sewing on patches and buttons, and attaching twigs, raffia, and silk leaves. The pumpkins are weighted with rice on the bottom and then stuffed with polyfil.

 My Blessings mug is a favorite for Fall!


 Here's Cissy sprinkling Halloween sprinkles on the warm almond bark.




Yield: About 8 Goody Bags

Popcorn Snack Mix

Cissy and I adapted Mary's recipe, by increasing the amount of popcorn and using Almond Bark. It's a fun project to make with kids, and can be adapted for different holidays!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 24 ounces of Almond Bark (We used Aldi's brand), or similar candy coating
  • About 10 cups of popped corn, removing old maids
  • Colored jimmies
  • Pretzels (We used pumpkin and bat shaped pretzels from Target)
  • Candy of your choice, such as M&M's, candy corn, etc.
  • Mixed Nuts or Peanuts can be added

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pop your popcorn. Cissy and I did ours in my microwave popcorn popper, doing two batches. Be sure to remove any old maids and unpopped kernels. Place your popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the almond bark according to package directions.
  3. Mix the warm almond bark with the popcorn, stirring until coated. Spread this onto wax paper or parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. While the candy coating is still warm, add the jimmies or sprinkles. Let this set until cool, which takes about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture is cool, break it apart, and then add pretzels, candy, nuts, etc. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
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Cissy and I made goody bags to share for her Mom's (my daughter's birthday) for all the kids.  Please help yourself before you leave. 

Here's a Happy Birthday picture of my daughter, Molly, along with her four kids!

  Thank you for your visit!

Fall In Love With Texas Blog Tour


I am also sharing this with these lovely parties: 



52 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Molly! I don't know how it's possible that Cissy keeps getting cuter & cuter...anyone would fall in love with her sweet smile. ♥

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  2. I've been on a popcorn kick lately Kitty! Love the pretty seasonal sprinkles-Happy Fall:@)

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  3. This sounds yummy. I can't pass up a mix of sweet and salty. Always love seeing your little grands in the pictures. :)

    Happy Texas Fall friend.

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  4. Oh Kitty your Cissy is such a delight! I adore your sweet plaid pumpkins and will have to make a batch of the popcrn snack mix for my family. Have a wonderful fall day.

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  5. Your snack mix looks so tasty and I love your fabric pumpkins! Pinning! I'm excited to be participating in this tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia

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  6. That little Cissy is so adorable and she obviously loves playing with her Grandmother Kitty! Your fabric pumpkins are really cute, and the popcorn snack mix sounds very tempting! Happy Birthday to your daughter, what a beautiful family!

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  7. Kitty, I love popcorn and this sounds yummy. What a lovely family. I just know you are a great grandma

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  8. YUM! I can not wait to make the snack mix. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful blog fall tour. Cissy is precious!

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  9. That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at our tour. I will have to try this recipe. So fun.

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  10. Hi Kitty,
    Your Pumpkins are just adorable and what a great idea. I just love your kitchen helper and what a great Popcorn snack to enjoy for a nice fall day. Thanks so much for sharing you great fall ideas and your wonderful talent!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Cissy is such a sweetheart. You must have had a fun day together. The snack mix looks delicious and I hope to try it this coming weekend for our Canadian Thanksgiving. It would make a fun treat for the grands to take home with them.

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  12. This snack mix sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing it!

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  13. What a yummy snack! You always have such great ideas!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. Another yummy snack and Happy Birthday to Molly! How wonderful to spend so much time with your little granddaughter! I wish my son would get transferred back here so I could spend lots of time with my Jenna-Lynn. I know you and Cissy are making lots of memories. Bless your hearts! Have a beautiful week, dear Kitty.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  15. Kitty, the popcorn snack mix looks yummy. I'm going to make some to have on hand. Great idea. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful TX fall.
    I switched my day to Wednesday. Will you move my link from Monday to Wednesday so people don't stop by thinking I have my fall tour today. Thanks!

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  16. Beautiful post,Kitty!Your family is a great treasure,so precious...God bless you!

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  17. Thanks for the delicious treat! What a fun snack for this time of year.

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  18. I can hardly wait to make this! It sounds so yummy. And the decorations look so fun and festive. Happy Fall!

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  19. Molly is beautiful and so is her family. I do hope she enjoyed her birthday. What cute decor Kitty. I love the fabric and it's so rustic fallish to me in which I adore. The treat looks yummy too. Something easy to make with the grands for sure. You always have so much fun dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  20. Your Cissy is so adorable, I want to kiss her...so is Molly and her family.
    The treat looks amazing and I hope to make a batch before Halloween.... I love your homespun pumpkins...and I have my pretty white one you sent me sitting on my bookshelf. I still love it to pieces...
    Much love to you...

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  21. Kitty,
    Happy belated birthday to your daughter. I love popcorn, and would have wanted one of the children's bags. :) What a special time for you and your granddaughter making preparations for your daughter's birthday party. These are things Cissy will remember for a lifetime.

    Judith

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  22. Hi Kitty, What fun this post is and I love the popcorn treat sweet Cissy made. She is so talented and her smile always lights up the page. Love the darling pumpkins you designed and the blessing cup is so pretty.
    Your daughter and family are beautiful and what a wonderful photo of them.
    Thank you for sharing this special treat recipe. I will certainly have to try it.
    Happy October dear friend.
    Hugs and Blessings, xo

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  23. Kitty, Cissy is getting to be quite the little cook - thanks to your Cooking Camp! Your fall dΓ©cor items are so charming. Your home always looks so warm and welcoming.

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  24. Don't mind if I do help myself to some of that yummy popcorn, Kitty. =) It does look delicious. Every time I visit your lovely place and see what your clever Cissy has done, a smile appears on my face. Your Fall decorations are very cool. Lovely photo of your daughter's family. Have the most splendid of days, lovely, Kitty. Xx

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  25. The popcorn snack mix looks delicious! Your family photos are so cute!
    Your decorations always look so lovely.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  26. Oh, how exciting! This looks so delicious! So happy you could share such sweet moments with your dear family. Praying for you, sweet friend. :)

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  27. The plaid pumpkins are too cute! I love popcorn, so this sweet and salty mix is just up my alley. I'll definitely grab a bag...or two!

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  28. Sending my love to the great state of Texas, especially the Houston area. Wonderful tribute post! Happy Birthday to your daughter, too!

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  29. I'm behind with my blog reading but finally made it to catch up on your news and see more of your darling granddaughter. The popcorn looks very inviting.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. Love the picture of your daughter's family.
    What yummy fall treats and how attractive your fall vignette is on your patio!
    I'm behind as usual on commenting.

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  31. What a neat snack!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  32. There's nothing more pleasing to the pallet (at least for me) than a sweet/salty snack...YUMMY!

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  33. Kitty, I love that you have such a loving family. They're all beautiful. Wishing your daughter a very special year to come! And a big thank you to Cissy for putting the party together. It all looks so good! I love the popcorn recipe, it reads as if it would be hard to stop eating once you start!

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  34. you are busy with blog parties. good for you! like your handmade pumpkins and Cissy is just too cute. looks like she is a great helper and hostess!Thanks for the recipe. Happy Tea Day, Blog Party!

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  35. What a fun thing for Cissy to help with! Happy birthday to your lovely daughter! I am definitely in love with Texas - one sister lives in San Antonio! I definitely need a trip there.

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  36. I will take tea please... looks yummy.. kitty I love your new fall cup it looks beautiful.. Happy Fall with love Janice

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  37. Kitty, a cup of hot cider please! And that popcorn snack mix not only looks delicious but is seasonably perfect! Love your pumpkins. xo

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  38. Hi, Kitty! Your Cissy is the best helper. The popcorn looks delish, and I love the little patches on the pumpkins!

    Great to visit you again. Now that I'm officially an empty nester I'm able to blog more!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  39. Molly LOOKS like one of the kids, Kitty! She gets her youthful good looks from her Momma and grandma for sure! Beautiful!!!

    OK. Popcorn and old maids? You crazy Texans confuse this Yank. Please explain - I assume it means unpopped kernels? I have never heard the term.

    I need to make that snack - it sounds so tasty - I love sweet and salty together. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

    Sorry I have been gone so long. Love and hugs. ♥

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  40. Hi Kitty, oh I just love your fabric pumpkins you made. How fun to make this snack mix with your granddaughter. Thanks for sharing this recipe at C&C with J&J.
    Have a great week.
    Julie

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  41. Kitty, you are so talented. Loving the sweet pumpkins. Your family is lovely. Loving how Cissy gets in the kitchen and cooks. The popcorn mix looks and sounds great. Who doesn't love a great snack.

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  42. Loved this, Kitty! Cissy is so adorable. A real sweetheart of a girl. Your fabric pumpkins are so cute. You make everything sound easy. πŸ˜‰

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  43. Yummy! This looks so fun and festive, Kitty. Your daughter and her family are beautiful. And those fabric pumpkins are so cute. Never heard of old maids -- I'm guessing they're the unpopped kernels! xo Deborah

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  44. Hi Kitty,

    Your daughter looks like you, and I see where Cissy gets her good looks! She's a real cutie, and I know her company brings you lots of pleasure. She looks like she has a sweet disposition.

    The fabric pumpkins you made are just darling, and I like your "Blessings" mug. The popcorn snack mix sure does look good, my friend. :D Thank you for sharing another good recipe with us, and I hope you have a great week!

    XX,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  45. My Chloe, (Little Dedicated) would love this snack! She has a great love for popcorn. LOL. Love all of your Fall decor with it as well! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Fall! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  46. Your daughter is a beautiful lady and she has a beautiful family!

    This sounds like a delicious, fun, fall recipe.

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  47. What a nice family you have. I bet everyone enjoyed those goodie bags.

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  48. So glad you brought this awesome post to share with us today! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  49. Hi Kitty, love your charming fall tea table and the popcorn looks like a wonderful treat! Those little pumpkins are just the cutest, and sweet Cissy is turning into quite a little hostess. So nice to see your beautiful daughter and her dear family. She certainly has her hands full! Full of love, I'm sure! Sending hugs and blessings for your weekend. xo Karen

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  50. Hi Kitty...I love your fall post! The popcorn mix sounds so good! I love the fabric pumpkins and the mug. perfect!
    Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
    Ruth

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  51. Oh how delicious Kitty - that mix is a new one to me and I would love to try it - very original. I thank you for linking to last's week's party and apologize for commenting so late here. I love those very fun pumpkins and decor.

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  52. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post and your talent with us. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen

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