These yummy treat bags are for my co-workers. It’s a surprise. 😉 If you’re looking for last-minute ideas you can make them too. Treat bags are always fun to give and receive. Today I’m sharing an easy way to create vintage gift tags, and a delightfully simple recipe for white candy coated popcorn.
The gift tags were created from Christmas cards with a vintage feel. This is recycling at its best, and a better alternative then going back to the store when you forget to buy tags like I did.
- Christmas cards
- Circle paper punch
- Hole punch
- Cellophane bags
The round tags were created using a circle paper punch. The holes for the colored string were created with a hole punch. Simple as that! Think of all the wonderful greeting card designs that can be reused to add a bit of sparkle to a gift.
Now for the good stuff to put in the treat bags.
White Candy coated Popcorn
- 1 large bag of popcorn 4.4 oz. (I used Skinny Pop)
- 1 bag red and green m&ms 11.4 oz.
- 1 bag white melting chips 12 oz.
- Sea salt (optional)
Spread popcorn on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Melt white chips according to the directions on the label. Once the chips are melted, mix with popcorn and m&m candies. Sprinkle with sea salt over popcorn mixture and place the cookie sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will allow the white candy coating to harden.
One batch was enough to fill twelve treat bags shown.
Food for thought: If you don’t have plastic gloves for food prep, use plastic baggies over your hands. They work like a mitt, to help mix up the popcorn, melted white chips and m&ms. It cuts down on the mess, and it’s a healthier way to handle food.
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