Today’s post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my love for their popcorn and Candy Bar Popcorn Mix recipe creation is all my own!
One of the best memories I had as a child was pulling pillows, cushions, and blankets and creating an indoor Fort at my Grandparent’s homes. Sometimes I would create an antique store in the den, other times it was a haunted mansion with sheets draped over chairs and book shelves. Either way it was fun, and I really enjoyed using my imagination.
I want to encourage my own children to play the same way, and this weekend they have repeatedly been building a Pirate Hideout Pillow Fort in our dining room.
Of course to add to the excitement, I popped them a package of YUMMY Pop Secret Sweet ‘n Crunchy Caramel and turned it into a Candy Bar Popcorn Mix.
Before the fort building could begin, I stopped by the store to pick up a few items for the weekend.
While I shopped, I headed over to the snack aisle and grabbed 2 boxes of Popcorn.
That night after dinner, the fun started with the kids running around to every room in the house to grab all the soft objects they could find. They then proceeded to jump on them like a pile of leaves in the dining room.
After they collected all of their building materials, they worked together to construct their building. I was then off to make them a yummy snack.
Candy Bar Popcorn Mix
1 Bag of Pop Secret Sweet ‘n Crunchy Caramel Popcorn
1/2 Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup of Salted Peanuts
Directions: Prepare the Caramel Popcorn and transfer to a bowl. Be sure to remove any uncooked kernels and allow the Popcorn to completely cool down.
Next, stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts. Serve immediately.
When I returned, the kids had finished building their Pirate Hideout Pillow Fort under the dining room table.
I then added the flag to the top of the fort and handed over the Popcorn.
They also brought in a battery operated lantern and a flashlight to use inside. The next day, I hung out while they told spooky stories and pretended they were hiding from a famous captain of a ship.
The fort was comfy, the popcorn was delicious, and the play time was priceless.
Do your children build indoor forts? Where is their favorite spot to construct these fun play areas?