Yesterday, the sun was finally shining and we had finally broken the freezing mark! Getting both weather events to happen at the same??? Hasn't happened since I don't know when.
The local meteorologists have declared that winter is over! I soooo hope they are right!
I think everyone, even those in the south, have had enough. So, guess what I did?
I actually put the winter snow boots away. Everyone has informed me that I have totally jinxed it, but I just couldn't take looking at those furry contraptions any longer. Those boots were made for walking and I walked them on down to the basement until next year! I haven't taken out the flip flops yet...but soon, very, very soon. The snow is melting and I am starting to get a glimpse of what is underneath. Unfortunately I am only seeing brown, but it's a start. So the green is going to have to come from my kitchen. Look at this!
This is such a fun snack!
Shamrock Popcorn Mix
has a light green, candy coating. The candy coating tastes like a green apple Jolly Rancher!
How you ask? By using Jolly Rancher green apple gelatin!
You know when you go into a popcorn store and there is this wonderful candy popcorn aroma? If you haven't been to one, work with me and pretend. :) That's how your kitchen will smell and each and every time you open the container of popcorn you made...well, let's just say, heavenly.
Toss in some Jr Mints and you have a snack mix that every leprechaun in your house will love!
1/4 cup butter
3 Tbsp corn syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 box Jolly Rancher green apple gelatin
1/2 of an 8 ounce bag of popped popcorn
1 box Jr Mints
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place half the bag of popped popcorn in a large, shallow pan. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter and corn syrup. Add light brown sugar and green apple gelatin. Stir until combined, heating for an additional 3-4 minutes. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Place in a 300 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes. Cool and break into pieces. Add the Jr Mints and store in an airtight container.
Such a delicious combo!
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