Sunday, July 1, 2012

Family Video Game Night with Spider Web Popcorn!

Family Video Game Night during the Summer is almost a weekly event in our house.  We love spending time together as a family and we treasure that time just hanging out.  The boys are at the perfect ages to get a great game going, get snacks, put on pajamas and just have fun playing all sorts of different games.


Being a mom of boys, it's mostly action, adventure or other simulation games that we play - so when I had the chance to review The Amazing Spiderman game for the XBox 360, I knew it was perfect for the family!  You can head over here to find my full review of the video game. 


I rented the game at a local Redbox kiosk at Walmart.  Wow!  I had no idea how easy that would be!  I went online to Redbox and reserved it to be sure they had the game we wanted, just in case it was busy (since it was Friday afternoon!).  It made it seamless and easy, I'll certainly be renting games through there again!  You can follow along on the rental and other details from the night on Google+ here.  For more information about Redbox, you can head to their website, find them on Twitter, or the Facebook page


Popcorn is always a must in our house for Video Game Night or Movie Night.  It's been a tradition in my house since I was a little girl to make popcorn at home using a hot oil popper.  To be honest, any other popcorn just doesn't take right to me!  Since we were playing The Amazing Spiderman on XBox 360, I decided it would be fun to theme it up a bit!  I grabbed blue and red bowls at Walmart to use for popcorn.  I also grabbed supplies to make Spider Web Popcorn.


We had a fantastic Family Video Game Night staring The Amazing Spiderman and look forward to more fun nights this Summer!


Spider Web Popcorn


Here's what you need:
1 handful of chocolate chips
1 handful of butterscotch chips
1 handful of white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon milk


Popped popcorn (you can use air popper, hot oil popper or even microwave works).  Plain works best, but buttered is ok.


Directions:


Put each of the handfuls of the chips in its own microwave safe bowl.  Heat in microwave for 30 seconds.  Take out and stir.  Then heat for another 30 seconds.  This part is super important that you heat/mix every 30 seconds or you can have a really big mess!  I find it only takes about a minute and a half to fully melt the chips. 


I had to add the tablespoon of milk to the butterscotch chips to get it smooth and liquid enough to drizzle.  I added it after it was melted.


Once you have all three melted, fill the bowls you are going to use with the plain popcorn.  Use a spoon to dip in the melted chips and drizzle over the popcorn.  I used the chocolate first to build the base web look, then added the rest for the messy web look.  But at this point it is just up to your creativity and personal taste preference!


If the bowls haven't already disappeared from wandering bands of thieves (or kids in this case), you can set the bowls in the fridge for a few minutes to set and harden the drizzles.  I didn't get to this stage because the kids snagged them too fast.  Enjoy!


Note:  I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric #CouchCritics  All opinions as always are 100% my own.

5 comments:

Nicole July 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM  

My husband would go nuts for this.

SoYouThinkYouCanMom July 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM  

We are addicted to Redbox & Popcorn! Great Post!

tania luviano July 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM  

mmmmm! that popcorn looks delicious!!

Shelby Barone July 4, 2012 at 8:19 AM  

Yum!! I love the Spiderman popcorn. What a cute idea.

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