Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Celebrate Halloween with JOLLY TIME!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with JOLLY TIME!




If your family celebrates Halloween, you have probably been in planning mode these past few weeks. What costumes to wear, where you’ll take the kids Trick or Treating, or you may even be throwing a party. The Halloween party is the highlight of all the parties I throw each year. I spend weeks organizing the games, prizes, and most importantly, the food! For me, popcorn has always been a staple in our Halloween festivities, and I make sure I serve JOLLY TIME Popcorn to all my ghost and goblin guests! It’s definitely a healthier alternative to all the candy the kids will be receiving, and JOLLY TIME is a guilt-free, gluten-free, high fiber snack. It is also GMO-free, and is the only popcorn that has been endorsed by Weight Watchers.

In honor of October being National Popcorn Month, today I will be sharing a few of my favorite party popcorn treat recipes with you. While my versions may not be endorsed by Weight Watchers, the children that come to my party will vouch that these are some tasty popcorn treats!

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Balls

Sweet & Salty Halloween Balls

Ingredients:

6 cups popped JOLLY TIME Butter Light popcorn
2 cups salted peanuts
2 cups milk chocolate coated candies (such as M&M’s)
1 12oz package mini marshmallows
1 cup butter, cubed

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, peanuts, and candies.
In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Add to popcorn mixture. Mix well.
When cooled enough to handle, shape into 2 inch popcorn balls. Let stand until firm. Wrap in plastic wrap until ready to serve.

popcorn ball

popcorn balls



Monster Mix

 

Ingredients:

6 cups popped JOLLY TIME Butter Light popcorn
1 bag vanilla flavored candy melts
2 cups mini marshmallows
candy mix ins, such as orange and black sprinkles, orange and black mini chips, gummy worms, ect.

Directions

Spread popped corn onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Melt candy melts according to package directions. Pour melted candy over popcorn.
Immediately mix in marshmallows and your candy mix ins of choice.
Store in an air tight container until ready to serve.

JOLLY TIME also offers some other fantastic Halloween recipes right on their website. You'll find a variety of recipes, but I think these Caramel Corn Apples look divine!


When my girls come home after a long night of candy hunting, I always smile at how excited they get when they find popcorn in their bags. JOLLY TIME’s 100 calorie mini bags make a perfect alternative to passing out candy to the Trick or Treaters!


 Not only is JOLLY TIME the perfect holiday treat, it’s also a great snack for us big kids too! One of my new favorite varities of their popcorn is the JOLLY TIME Butter made with the Smart Balance blend of oils. It really is Oh, YUM!


You can purchase JOLLY TIME at most major retailers near you.


*Disclosure- I received samples of the above mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

39 comments:

  1. That monster mix is PERFECT for the Halloween party that my boys are going to later this month!! I am totally going to add in the gummy worms, too!

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  2. They will sure be a hit, expect nothing less from your halloween queen fire pit

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  3. My Hubs loves the Jolly time. I don't eat popcorn much but I did have one bite... tasted pretty good.

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  4. Mmmm...popcorn!! LOVE the Monster Mix idea! So cute!! Popcorn is such a favourite in our family :)

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  5. Those look great! I'm going to have to try making these this year. I have been seeing them everywhere and they are just tempting me! lol Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These look delicious to me. I love popcorn treats.

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  7. I love Jolly time popcorn! And those popcorn balls look absolutely amazing!

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  8. These look so delicious I had never seen them before this year and never thought of doing something with popcorn I have so much to learn. x

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  9. That Monster Mix looks delicious. I love the combo of sweet and salty flavors.

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  10. Awesome info! HM is a popcorn-a-holic. Me; not so much but I did join on on Twitter. I think I have the same recipe you do for the balls at the top. Eventho I don't cook, I do bake (make fatttening treats). Thank you Ms Theresa for your fun and formal compliments. You sounded very official, too. LOL

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  11. Now that monster mix looks delicious! I'm going to make it for my daughter!

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  12. My kids love popcorn! I would do this for sure! Thank you for the recipe. YUM>

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  13. Very rich cake, good decor, nice colors Colors!

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  14. The popcorn covered apples are such a great idea! I need to find Jolly popcorn at the store!

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  15. these look great! really want to try that monster mix!

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  16. I think you have given me an idea-instead of buying candy which I end up eating if not enough kids show up--I will buy the ind Jolly time and hand those out!!

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  17. These look so yummy Theresa! I love popcorn. It is time that I have some more. In recent times they started selling seasoned popcorn. I am big fan of the sweet one!:)

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  18. Ooo I love these Halloween creations! Usually we just have plain old popcorn. Guess I need to try experimenting with mixing in other goodies! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  19. I also love popcorn. I'm assuming that you don't hand out the already popped corn to the trick or treaters. Great idea for a party though, that mix recipe looks awesome. I want some now!

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  20. So yummy! This would be perfect for our Halloween party this year for the little ones.

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  21. I love Jolly Time popcorn. It is one of the best. I love these treats for Halloween too!

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  22. I am definitely going to make some yummy's this year!! Pinned your recipe! Thanks for sharing Theresa!

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  23. I am now seriously craving one of these popcorn balls!!

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  24. Theresa, you are so fun! You are always saying I look like an official something or such; having lunch with Michelle Obama and now a flight attendant. LOL At least I wasn't wearing a little bow tie at my neck! hahahahaha

    Have a great weekend super friend and super dooper blogger!!!!! ♥

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  25. Ohoooo...looks sooo yummy!!! I am reading this very early morning, stayed up almost through the night finishing all my online things and blogging...this one is the perfect closure of my busy night ha ha...Now I am going to sleep and dream about delicious candy corn. *drooling*

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  26. Sweet and salty = my favorite combination EVERRR! :) I really want these now. The photos are great, too! :)

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  27. Those looks delicious! Especially the monster mix, what a great idea :)

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  28. popcorn is a great snack. i hadn't thought to make my own halloween popcorn balls (can't get them in India, no halloween either), but i just may so my kids can keep an american tradition while we're out of the country

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  29. Looks like JOLLY TIME Popcorn is a Halloween hit this year, it would be great for parties and movie nights. Love your Halloween popcorn balls.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  30. that looks so good :D seriously need to do something awesome this year. my son would love this for himself. in our apartment building no one comes around to hunt candy so... i'd mainly be doing it for like.. family.

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  31. Yumm I like the mix you did very festive for Halloween! I need to make some now, the kids would love it

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  32. I could totally eat handfuls of that Monster Mix right now!

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  33. That looks so tasty! I'll have to give it a try.

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  34. (Celebrate Halloween with JOLLY TIME!) What a good recipe to make for us on Halloween night, will be a hit with the whole family for sure.

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