Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Goody Bags

Last year my daughters started a tradition of making holiday goodies for Daddy's co-workers and other friends. We covered boxes with wrapping paper last year, but this year I found these fun "lunch bags" at Dollar Tree, and that simplified things greatly!
Each bag contains a popcorn ball, a baggy of Chex Mix, and 4 or 5 cookies.

The popcorn balls are easy to make. The girls popped up a big bowlful of popcorn. (We use a microwave popper that will pop regular popcorn. I usually add melted butter and salt after it's popped, but for this they didn't.) Then just melt margarine and marshmallows together like you would for Rice Krispy Treats, only substitute the popcorn for the Rice Krispys. Add a little red or green food coloring and form into balls with buttered hands.Our friends seem to like our treats... and the girls sure have fun making them!


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Karla,
What a lovely idea! It's fun to get the whole family involved in the giving of special treats like that. Enjoy your holidays and Merry CHRISTMAS to you and your loved ones.

Blessings & Christmas hugs,

Emily said...

Hello! I am FINALLY able to come and comment after all this time! Things have been so stressful at my home with school and life and now things are finally settling down. It's good to catch up and see how you are doing! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Christmas Season! Those popcorn balls look delcious. Hope you will still stop by and say hello! :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh what a great idea for popcorn balls. I'll have to do that. xo rachel
P.S. I made "mice" today. Philip said, "Oh, those are disgustingly cute!" Jonathan picked them up by the tail and dropped them into his mouth whole...without the cookie. So funny!

TattingChic said...

What a fun tradition! The goodies bags look fabulous and the popcorn balls look yummy! Merry Christmas!

MuseSwings said...

What a nice idea! The popcorn balls sound delicious, and I love the bags!

Aliene said...

Thanks Karla for noticing the 23. I have no idea where that came from except today is the 23rd. I changed it. I hope the other dates were correct.

Farrah said...

Mmmmm! I haven't had a popcorn ball in year and years. That picture really brings back the memory.