As you may have noticed, there was some amazing food at the Dr. Seuss Baby Shower my sister and I had for Charbel last week. I want to share all of it with you, but there’s just too much to share in one post. So, today, I’ll focus on some of the more sweet aspects of the shower.
We wanted all the food to go along with Dr. Seuss books, which was pretty easy to do, since there are so many! Of course, we had to use Green Eggs and Ham — what Dr. Seuss party would be complete without paying tribute to that classic book?
We decided that real green eggs weren’t very appetizing, so decided to make some dessert “eggs.” We saw a few different variants of what we wanted to do on Pinterest, such as this one from the Girl That Ate Everything, or this one from A Breath of Fresh Erin, and then kind of improvised. Here’s what we came up with:
We used ham in another way, but I imagine you could easily use red food dye to make the white chocolate more pinkish, to resemble ham!
Easy Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn
- 3 Bags Microwave Popped Popcorn
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1 16 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Pop popcorn, and separate kernels from popped corn. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
- Melt butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar in the microwave until melted. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed together well, and pour over popcorn. Toss to coat all the popcorn.
- Let sit for about 20 minutes. Even better the next day!
My recipe was inspired by The Idea Room. I wanted to have some kind of red and white looking popcorn, and her recipe for Red, White and Blue Candied popcorn was perfect. You can add just about any kind of food coloring you want! I decided to throw in the white M&Ms that were left over from the bag of coconut M&Ms we used for the Green Egg pretzels, to add a delicious chocolate flavor to it!
I thought it turned out rather well, and it was pretty addicting!
Come back tomorrow for decorations and invitation ideas to throw the best Dr. Seuss party ever!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Diana Moran says
The marshmallow caramel popcorn, it says its even better the next day, but whats the best way to store it until then?
We’ve always just placed it in a large bowl and covered it tightly with plastic wrap. It always seems to work well for us! That way, it doesn’t get all squished, like if you were to move it to a rubbermaid storage container or something 🙂 Great question!
I made this today and while the taste is delicious the consistency is soft and not crunchy. Is it supposed to be crunchy and if so how do I get it to be crunchy snd not soft and gooey? Thanks
Hi Julie! Which popcorn recipe in this post are you referring to? The caramel marshmallow one is definitely gooey. I’m not sure how you would get it crunchy — perhaps caramelize the butter/marshmallow/b sugar mixture to soft ball stage, or put it on the even. The candied popcorn should be crunchy.
I made the marshmallow one. I love how it tastes but I need to figure out a way to make it crunchy. We are using it on a candy bar. At least I get to eat the experiments! Thanks for the help!
I’d love to hear what you come up with! I think it would be be so tasty if it was crunchy!
I figured it out! After making the caramel corn following your directions, I spread it out in cookie sheets and baked it in the oven on 170 for about 25 minutes. I stired it about every 5-8 minutes. It turned out nice and crunchy!
Yay! I might put this in my notes 🙂
Everything is so cute. You are so creative. I love it all.