Party-Time Treats

By Tanya Memme

Food can be a fun part of any party, but can be a real headache if you’re the one doing the planning. Keep it simple (and fun for you) with these great recipes from Home & Family’s Tanya Memme.

Tanya’s Birthday Party Popcorn!

Party Popcorn FinishedEveryone loves popcorn! Be a hero at your child’s next party with this!  It takes minutes to make, is easy on the wallet and kids love it. (Actually, we big kids love it, too!)

Party Popcorn IngredientsThings You Need:

  • Popcorn
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • White Candy Melts

Directions:

Step One: Air pop your popcorn, making 5-6 cups of popped corn.

Step Two: Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. The directions are on the back of the package.

Step Three: In a large bowl, drizzle the chocolate over the popped corn, little by little, and mix with your hands as you go. Just dig right in! A great excuse to lick your fingers clean. Start with about 1/4 cup of melted chocolate. Add more popcorn or chocolate to taste. (I didn’t want mine to be too sweet, so I added more popcorn as needed until the perfect amount of sweetness was achieved.)

Step Four: Sprinkle fruity pebbles over the chocolate and popcorn mixture and then lightly mix again until you have the look and sweetness you want. Set aside to allow time for the chocolate to harden and … Boom!

 

Tanya’s Birthday Fruity Pebbles Pops!

Party Pops Done 2This birthday DIY is super-cute and super-fast to make. They don’t cost much, and they look, smell and taste great!

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fruity Pebbles
  • White Candy Melts
  • Colorful paper straws
  • Aluminum foil
  • Marshmallows

Directions:

Step One: Melt the chocolate with a double boiler, or in the microwave. The instructions are on the back of the package.

Step Two: Spread the melted chocolate on a flat dish covered with aluminum foil.

Step Three: Place one marshmallow on the end of each straw, then roll it over the melted chocolate until covered.

Step Four: Pour Fruity Pebbles into another flat dish. Roll the chocolate-covered marshmallows in the cereal until covered, and let dry and harden.

Step Five: Tie a little bow around each straw. To display them at the party, I filled a glass vase with orange lentils and birthday glitter!

 

T Memme close headshot

 

Tanya Memme is a lifestyle and DIY experts and TV personality. She is a former Miss World Canada, a mom, a producer and a family member on Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-nominated talk show Home & Family (10 a.m. Mon.-Fri.). Visit her online at www.tanyamemme.com.

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