Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen.
February 14th is right around the corner, which means whipping up an easy, interactive treat with your little Valentines needs to be on your to-do list.
Friendship Mix has been an activity that my children and I have been creating together since their preschool years. Our “Friendship Mix” always started with a quick trip to Market Street and a bit of aisle wandering (with the kids pushing their own grocery cart!). This family trip to our favorite market always resulted in a creative, child curated “popcorn snack” that has become near and dear to our hearts.
This memorable and delicious activity only involves 5 ingredients: popcorn, pretzels, graham crackers, chocolate candy and gummy fruit snacks. There’s no baking and no waiting involved with this recipe, it’s as simple as pour and stir! Everyone gets to dig into their efforts the moment the treat is complete. I’d say that is a Valentine’s Day miracle!
Bring Friendship Mix into your family traditions this year, it will be one of your favorite Valentine’s Day gifts you will ever give your children. Happy mixing and making memories!
Author Note: This friendship mix does best when served within 24 hours of making. The popcorn will become stale if it goes beyond 48 hours. If you like things extra-sweet, try using kettle corn instead of the salted popcorn.
6 cups salted popcorn
2 cups of Market Street yogurt covered pretzels, broken into bite-sized pieces
1 cup M&Ms
1 cup Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Grahams
(optional) Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Fruit Snacks to top
Combine the popcorn, pretzels, M&Ms and Bunny Grahams into a large bowl. Mix and scoop into small serving bowls or plastic bags. Top with the Bunny Fruit Snacks. Store any unused Friendship Mix in an airtight container. Serve immediately.