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Super Easy DIY Minions Treat Bags & Popcorn Bar

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Are your kids Minion crazy like mine? Our son is obsessed with Despicable Me and to watch the movie one night we put together a fun Minions family movie night, complete with Minions treat bags and a popcorn bar. It was such a big hit that I can’t wait to share it with you!

Best of all, it’s so quick and easy to do. You don’t need any special artistic talent or hard-to-find materials.

Minions treat bag Pinterest pin image

First, we took out our air popper that the kids always think is so fun to use and popped some popcorn. Then we made up a fun Minions popcorn bar with add-ins for our peanut butter and jelly popcorn (recipe below) and easy-to-make Minions treat bags to put our popcorn in.

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How To Make A Minions Treat Bag

To complete the experience you can make these easy Minions treat bags to hold your popcorn creations. Really, these bags are so cute and so easy! Even though I am not especially artistic, I was able to pull off these super cute bags and I’m sure you can, too.

These bags are perfect for popcorn, snacks, and goodie bags!

Supplies

Instructions

  • Using the ruler, draw two lines with the black marker and color them in for the straps of the minions’ goggles
  • Glue either one or two eyes on the bag and let them dry
  • Draw around the googly eye(s) with the silver marker
  • With the black marker, draw mouths and hair on some of the bags
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How To Set Up A Minions Popcorn Bar

To make it even more fun, we set up a table with our popcorn, add-ins, and popcorn bags. We bought an inexpensive Minions tablecloth to complete the look. We even made some minion money which can be used for one free bag of popcorn. 

What Kind Of Popcorn To Use For A Popcorn Bar

To make the popcorn, you are only limited by your imagination. For ours, we made three different kinds of popcorn – peanut butter & jelly (recipe below), cheese, and cinnamon sugar.

Popcorn Add-Ins

Choose whatever you like for add-ins. Choose flavors that will match the kind of popcorn you’ve made; it can be savory or sweet. Here are some ideas:

Sweet Popcorn Add-InsSavory Popcorn Add-Ins
M&MsNuts
Gummy BearsCheetos
Chocolate chipsChex
Butterscotch chipsPretzels
CoconutGoldfish crackers
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn

Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup popcorn, about 8 cups popped
  • 1 cup white chocolate, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. strawberry jelly
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Divide popped popcorn into two separate bowls.
  2. Over medium-low heat on the stove top, melt 1/2 cup white chocolate with 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
  3. Pour over 1 bowl of the popcorn.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to coat thoroughly.
  5. Spread out to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1/2 cup white chocolate with 1 1/2 tbsp grape jelly over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth.
  7. Pour over the other bowl of popcorn, and stir with rubber spatula to coat well. Spread out to cool.
  8. Once both batches of popcorn are cooled enough that the coatings are set, mix them both together in a bowl and serve!

Notes

Recipe source: http://www.somethingswanky.com/peanut-butter-and-jelly-popcorn/

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For Added Fun

We also made Minions Money which turned out to be a big hit. It was so fun for the kids to use their own “money” to buy a bag of popcorn. You could use them for any snack that you have for movie night or a party.

Click the link to print your own Minion Money

I hope you and your kids have as much fun with this easy, crowd-pleasing popcorn bar as we did. This would also be a fun idea for your Minions-themed kids’ party.

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to be especially crafty to put together a special movie night that your child will remember or a great birthday party that the kids will be talking about.

Just some bags, a Sharpie, Googley eyes, and some popcorn are all you need for a memorable Minions movie night!

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5 Comments

  1. Those bags are GENIUS! I can think of a millions ways you could use them too, Love this, definitely will be using this idea!

  2. This is such a fun party idea. I’m going to have to remember this the next time my grandkids spend the night. We love the Minions. I think I will pin this.

  3. I am in LOVE with these popcorn bags!!! We are big Minion fans and these are a must-make project!

  4. What a super idea!! My son would absolutely love this. He’s such a Minion fan.

  5. I would NEVER have thought to make PB&J popcorn, but what a cool idea for a movie night, and what a great addition to this Minions inspired popcorn bar. I may be stealing this for myself! #client

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