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Who loves movie night? I do!
It’s kind of amazing that after so many years and experiences, movie night still makes my heart go pitter-patter. There’s just something unquestionably fun about breaking out of the nightly bedtime routine with my kids and letting us all relax and enjoy a great movie!
On December 8th, Minions was released, and we’re celebrating with this candy-coated movie night minion popcorn! You’ll love it as much as you love those little yellow guys in goggles.
Typically, I hold my kids to a pretty tight schedule. As a teacher with 16 years of experience, I believe strongly that routines are a necessary part of raising children. They help provide structure, teach people what to expect, and instill a certain degree of both security and discipline.
But now and then, all of that can just go away. Shoo. Let’s have a good time!
If you have a Minions movie fanatic at your house, the best way to make that little person happy is to do a Target run. You can get the movie itself (the Minions Metal Pak Blu-ray/DVD Deluxe is a Target exclusive with 40 minutes of Target Exclusive content), you can buy minion books, toys and swag (my son has the PJs and he loves them), and you can also shop for movie night snacks!
This popcorn is easy, quick, and irresistible. When I served it to my kids, they swarmed around it like the cute little vultures they are. It disappeared!
All you need is microwave kettle corn, blue and yellow jelly beans, honey roasted cashews, and some yellow candy melts. Four ingredients and you’re good to go! When you serve this yellow-coated popcorn with the Minions movie, it’s bound to be a night everyone will remember. Plus, all the kids get to stay up late. They love that.
You can even make the popcorn with your kids. I’m pretty sure that they’ll snag a jelly bean or two while you’re mixing everything together, but that’s to be expected. Hey, it’s part of what makes this popcorn fantastic. Kids love eating the food they make themselves!
Now that we’re all set for movie night, it’s time for me to sit back and relax and eat popcorn with my kids while we all laugh together. The best part is, Target is offering a $5 gift card with purchase of the MetalPak edition of the Minions movie, so now I get to go and spend it on something for me. Will I go for candy or lip gloss? Decisions, decisions. But I’ll worry about that later. For now, it’s showtime. And if you have movie night snack ideas, be sure to share them in the comments below!
- Make the popcorn according to package directions. Pour it in a bowl. Set aside.
- Melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions. Pour them into the popcorn and mix thoroughly.
- Place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper on the counter. Spread the coated popcorn over the surface to dry.
- When the popcorn is dry and the coating is set, place it into a bowl and toss with the honey roasted cashews and jelly beans.
- Serve and enjoy!