St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky Charms Marshmallows” Popcorn Mix

When fun holidays, seasons, and celebrations make their way around, it’s always hard not to feel jealous, although I’m sure St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one you’d often hear associated with the word “jealousy” very often, but it is for me! You see, around this time every year, all of my social medias – but mostly my Instagram – is FILLED with images of Lucky Charms.

Recipes including it, photos of the box, DIY projects inspired by it, you name it. But little ol’ me, way over here in Australia, does not get to be blessed with such a cereal on my shelves. I actually couldn’t take it this year and went to a specialty candy store in hopes of finding a box of some… and I did. For $15.

I just couldn’t do it. I told myself I would go up to $10, because I honestly didn’t think it would be even that high, so my heart broke when I read $15. And thus, another year, another St. Patrick’s Day goes by, and I am still yet to taste Lucky Charms cereal. But that won’t stop me from celebrating in my own way! As you can see, I made the little marshmallows out of icing so I can snack happily and delicious and colourfully 🌈

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YOU WILL NEED:

Ingredients:

β™‘ Egg whites (if you’re concerned about using raw eggs, look for pasteurised egg whites at your supermarket!)
β™‘ Flavour extract of your choice
β™‘ Icing mixture (exact measurements in recipe)
β™‘ Popcorn maker
β™‘ Popcorn kernels
β™‘ Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colour in Super Red, Neon Brite Yellow, Neon Brite Blue, Neon Brite Green, Leaf Green, Neon Brite Purple, and Neon Brite Pink (gifted)

Others:

β™‘ Popcorn boxes (I used these)
β™‘ 7 piping bags
β™‘ Baking paper
β™‘ Tracing paper
β™‘ Pencil
β™‘ Sticky tape
β™‘ Toothpicks
β™‘ Pipette
β™‘ Piece of cardboard (optional)

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Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.

I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.

But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat – and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school πŸ™„), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.

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Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point πŸ˜… Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

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Star Wars “Blue Milk” Hot Chocolate

If you’re a big Star Wars fan AND you read blogs, you’ll know that there are a million recipes for the ever iconic Blue Milk – or Bantha Milk – floating around the internet, and will also know that mine will probably just get lost amongst the madness.

However, after seeing THREE different ones in a row whilst scrolling through Pinterest one afternoon, I just *had* to make a hot chocolate version. My long-term readers will know about my love of hot chocolates (and how it’s particularly strong around this time of year!), and I just couldn’t let it rest, so here we are!

Honestly, it wasn’t easy developing this recipe. Because I wanted to colour this drink, I knew it needed to start out white, which meant I needed to use actual chocolate. I tried a few times to use and melt real chocolate, but it ended up being too fiddly and it just took too long.

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“Starry Night Sky” No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

When I have hot chocolate, I want to be able to quickly whip it up before settling down to watch a movie or read a book, not slave over the stove for ages whilst a big chunk of chocolate melts. To solve this problem, I opted for an instant white chocolate mix, which I will link in the recipe.

I’ve been wanting to share Star Wars related recipes and DIY projects on the blog for a long time now, but none of my ideas have worked out until now. Hopefully, in 2021, I am able to bring you more Star Wars related posts because I have really fallen in love with this entire franchise.

I have loved every moment I have spent watching the movies and TV shows related to it, reading other people’s content about it, scrolling through all the memes about it, and reading way too many online discussions about the smallest details about many different storylines πŸ™Š Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

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