Southern Mom Loves: Make It a Family Movie Night! {Caramel Popcorn Peanut M&M’S Clusters Recipe}

Make It a Family Movie Night! {Caramel Popcorn Peanut M&M’S Clusters Recipe}

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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We love a good Family Movie Night, and I love to get creative and make it into a fun event. The kids won't be kids forever, so any opportunity to give them fun family memories is something that I jump at, and a family movie night is an easy way to get together, relax, and enjoy our time; Add in delicious snacks and cute decor and you've got a recipe for a great night! Speaking of recipes, I have one for Caramel Popcorn Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Clusters that I served recently while we watched Hotel Transylvania 2. It was a hit and it will be at your house too!

Plus, find out how to get a free $10 VUDU movie code when you make it a Family Movie Night!


We spent our most recent Family Movie Night watching Hotel Transylvania 2. We loved the first movie ("I DO NOT say blah blah blah!"), so we couldn't wait to see this one and it didn't disappoint! 


It's a great movie for the whole family; A cute story, great animation, and gut-bustingly funny! Voiced by an all-star cast (Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, & David Spade are just a few), you will go through this movie saying, "I know that voice!"

To set the stage for our family movie night, I dressed the TV with "theater curtains" made from 2 red tablecloths draped over a curtain rod. This was so easy and inexpensive to do; Just grab a 2-pack of plastic red tablecloths from the party aisle when you grab your movie night goodies.


Then I went to town putting together a table of snacks to help everyone enjoy their night! I grabbed Coca-Cola and Sprite, Orville Redenbacher Pop-up Popcorn Bowls, and M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, then made a few treats of my own.


My family is crazy for watermelon, so I carved out a personal-sized melon with vampire teeth in honor of our movie choice. Just use a toothpick to trace out your design, cut it out with a sharp knife, scoop out the flesh with a melon-baller, then scrape out the rind to use as a bowl. Cute!


I also made some crunchy and delicious Caramel Popcorn Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Clusters! This recipe is so easy to make; It's no-bake and you don't need any fancy candy-making supplies.


Caramel Popcorn Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Clusters

Makes 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 8 cups of popped corn (or 2 large bags of popped microwave popcorn)
  • 1-1/2 cups Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Directions:
  1. Pop the popcorn and scoop 8 cups of it into a large bowl, making sure to keep any unpopped kernels out. Pour your M&M’S® Chocolate Candies into the popcorn.

  2. Line a large sheet pan, or your countertop, with waxed paper.
  3. Add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt to a large, heavy-bottomed pot and heat over medium-low heat.

  4. Mix ingredients while heating, making sure to fully incorporate the butter.


  5. Once the mixture forms large bubbles, stop stirring and set your timer for 5 minutes. Do not stir during this time!

  6. At the end of 5 minutes, remove the mixture from heat and quickly stir in the baking soda.
  7. Add in handfuls of popcorn, making sure to evenly distribute the M&M’S® Chocolate Candies with each handful.
  8. Gently fold the popcorn mixture into the caramel mixture with a heat-resistant spatula or wooden spoon.
  9. Pour the popcorn onto the wax paper, making sure to spread it out with your spatula.

  10. Once cool, you can break it into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!


PIN ME:

For a limited time, you can grab everything you need to have a fun Movie Night AND get a free $10 VUDU movie code! 

Buy all 4 participating products (Participating products include Coca-Cola, Orville Redenbacher, M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, and Sony New Releases. Listed here.) in one transaction at Walmart between 12/22/15 and 2/2/16, then snap a picture of your receipt and visit uploadreceipt.com/movienight to submit your receipt by 2/9/16 (Tip: take a picture of this URL now so you remember it later!)

*While supplies last. Limit 1 per person.

So easy, and you'll have everything you need for your own movie night + a free $10 VUDU movie code! First, get yourself to Walmart and grab your favorite Coca-Cola 6-pack, then grab a box of delish Orville Redenbacher's popcorn bowls, and last some M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and a copy of Hotel Transylvania 2 before you checkout! Bam, you've got everything you need! Snap a pic of your receipt, then visit the link above to claim your free code!


I hope this post gave you some great ideas and will inspire you to have your own Family Movie Night. Be sure to check out more fun movie night ideas here and be sure to take advantage of that amazing VUDU offer!



Do you currently have family movie nights? What are your favorite snacks? Will you get your free VUDU code? I love to read your comments!

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