1. Green Candied Popcorn:
It’s amazing what a little food coloring can do. Treat your kids with this candied popcorn recipe complete with a Leprechaun twist from www.skiptomylou.org.
Green Candied Popcorn
4 quarts popped corn
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional, does make mixture slightly more creamy)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
green food coloring (I used about 1/8 teaspoon Wilton paste color in Kelly Green)
In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
If you’re little ones are looking for a pot of gold, try these colorful treats. These simply yellow cake cupcakes just need a little food coloring. For exact food coloring measurements visit http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/taste-a-rainbow-cupcakes-842128/ for the full recipe.
3. St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Wake up your child with this precious note by their bed that will eventually lead them to their breakfast plate!
Other cute ideas from Pinterest:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Bella Bunch!