Throw your arms around Spring's neck and give it a big squeeeeze with this simple Flower Power Popcorn Snack recipe that makes you wanna draw a smiley face somewhere.
Spring is just so ... UP.
It's the life of the party as far as seasons go.
Spring makes you want to dance. And laugh. And plant things. And wash windows. (Whaaat? That's just me?)
And it makes you want to make cute, fun, colorful snackypoos. And make up words -- like snackypoo.
Ever see popcorn smile? Hehe...now you have!
How could this snack possibly be a Debbie Downer? Just look at it!
So get out your stuff and make this with me:
First mix popcorn with sweet Frosted Toast Crunch cereal and salted peanuts. Sweet and salty. Righteously ridiculous already.
Then make a simple caramel syrup in the microwave. Toss the popcorn-cereal-nut mixture with the syrup and lay it out on a lined pan.
Let it cool, then drizzle with some melted candy chips in Spring colors, one color at a time. After the last color, add some cute candy sprinkles and, if you want a bit more salt, some course sea salt. (Do that right away so it sticks to the melted candies before they harden.)
Let all that cool until it can be handled without melting all over your hands (tempting as that sounds...). Then break it up and put it in little paper cups or bowls.
Optional Fun Stuff
Flower power incoming
! These li'l flower garnishes make your snacks so haaaaaappy.
Cut flowers out of Fruit Roll-Ups and leaves from Fruit by the Foot. Add faces with gel frosting if you'd like. For stems, use cake-pop sticks, pretzel sticks or -- like I did -- skinny colorful birthday candles. Here's the quickie how-to:
Just skip the flowdies if you're in a hurry to inhale your snack. They're not essential -- they're just super cute!
Make this snack and you'll be spotting smiley faces everywhere too -- even on you
More Great Snacks to Share
Snacks like these are easy to tote when you're on the go this Spring. Try a few: