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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Strawberries and Cream Popcorn

   Have I told you lately how ready for spring I am?  This snow is for the birds.  This girl is over it.  Even Jax is over it.  He didn't even try to play in it this morning.  He stepped in it, then looked dismayed.  We need green.  We need warm.  We need spring.

   So, we are still trying to make it spring inside.  More strawberries!


It got a resounding two thumbs up from Matt and Sam.  Jax and I loved it too.  Jax kept trying to steal some from my bowl while keeping his to himself!



    For Jax's first birthday party, we did a cracker Jax theme.  We had a popcorn bar with all sorts of popcorn.  I ordered rainbow corn, caramel corn, caramel apple corn and we set up a popcorn cart with toppings.  I made white chocolate popcorn and cookies and cream popcorn.  That is where I got this idea.  Why not use freeze dried strawberries?! Yum!
   All it takes is a few simple ingredients and a few minutes.
Mix the berries and the popcorn, add the almond bark and viola!

It almost felt like spring for a minute.  Then we woke up to -8 real temp and -24 windchill this morning.  It's amazing how reality always comes back to slap you in the face!

Strawberries and Cream Popcorn

Ingredients:

1 oz freeze dried strawberry slices
3/4 pound almond bark
10-12 cups popped popcorn

  1. In a double boiler, or the microwave, melt the almond bark until smooth
  2. Lightly crush the strawberry slices and pour over the popcorn
  3. Pour almond bark over the popcorn and strawberries.  Quickly stir to coat, keep stirring until everything has an even coating
  4. Allow to set for at least 10 minutes, then serve
  5. Store in an airtight container


30 comments:

  1. Yum! I couldn't resist when I saw the picture at Beverly's. Crazy about both popcorn and strawberries. Great combo.
    Happy pinks!

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    1. We gobbled it up pretty fast! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I could go for strawberries and cream for real. Smile. The popcorn looks delicious. I too am ready for Spring.

    Stay warm.
    xo, Jeanne

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    1. Thanks! Have a great weekend. Hopefully spring is just around the corner.

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  3. Now at my age, I still learn something new each day. Never have had popcorn like this. Looks good, so may try as I dearly love strawberries.

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  4. This popcorn sounds so incredibly delicious!

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  5. Wow this is great! And healthy

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  6. Yum, what tasty snack! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. It was really good! Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

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  7. I love a popcorn treat this looks great! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. I've never had popcorn like this either--very clever! Not to mention a nice mix of sweet and salty. Our temps are no where near as low as yours, but I'm ready for green, warm Spring too!
    Thank you for stopping by and linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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    1. We love our sweet and salty! It is finally in the fifties here, but we have the remnants of snow. So, it was fun to get out and play in it without needing all the winter gear. Our little guy loved it. The bath is going to be extra muddy tonight!

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  9. This is such an awesome idea! Just looking at this makes me hungry! I am going to go and make this as soon as possible! Thanks so much for posting this keep up the good work! Yum!

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    1. Thank you! We really enjoyed it ;-) Thanks for hosting!

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  10. It's strawberry season in Florida and I'll be adding some berries to the freezer.

    This sounds so good and can't wait to try it.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Linda
    http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm loving this! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. Well this looks so good! I always see popcorn with chocolate and stuff but not strawberries. How interesting. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can't wait to see what you have lined up for this week! Our party is live right now!

    Sharon
    Her Organized Chaos

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  13. Thank you! We were really happy with how it turned out. My little man loves any excuse to use the air popper, so we eat a lot of popcorn around here! See you at the party, thanks for hosting!

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  14. This delicious post is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist (blog hop): http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/03/time-to-linky-up-tuesdays-with-twist.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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  15. This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday and sharing with us. Hope to see you again this week.

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  16. Yum, Carlee! I love the idea of using freeze dried strawberries. I wish I had some now! Happy Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. Thank you! They were the perfect texture to add to the popcorn! Happy Throwback Thursday to you as well! (And Happy Valentines Day too!)

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  17. This looks incredible - those freeze dried strawberries are such a great idea!

    Mollie

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