A Different Use for Fidget Poppers

Hello again! Wow, this is a really busy time of year here and I have missed sharing ideas with you! But here’s a really fun idea of something different to do with those fidget poppers. (Yes, the ones the kids love popping, but get on mom and dad’s nerves after a while.) The poppers are available in lots of stores, but I found this cool one at a Barnes & Noble bookstore…on clearance.

For this project, you will also need some regular size M&M candies and some chocolate. I used the chocolate melting wafers but you could also use chocolate chips and add a bit of coconut oil when melting. But I’m getting ahead of myself! Start by washing the popper and then pushing all “bumps” in the same direction.

Place 1 M&M candy in each “hole”.

Place some chocolate…I used the wafers…in a microwave safe bowl and microwave according to the package directions until they are completely melted.

Pour the melted chocolate over the M&M’s in the popper, spreading it to cover and fill the whole popper.

Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened. Once the chocolate is solid again, begin removing the entire piece of chocolate by pulling gently around the edge of the popper until the chocolate is loose around the entire popper edge. Turn the popper over onto a plate and carefully pull the chocolate out of the popper.

How cool is that?! 🙂 Now you can break the candy into strips along the lines left by the popper mold.

I also broke the strips into pieces of 1 or 2 candies. That’s all there is to it!

Wash the popper again and it’s ready for some more popping! 😉 And you can enjoy a yummy treat while popping! 😉

Taste Testing Tuesday – #28 Valentine Candy

It’s Taste Testing Tuesday again and what’s the one thing that a lot of us probably have on hand right now, right after Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s candy, I bet! Today let’s be silly and have some fun taste testing our candy stash! I’m guessing you have a favorite and a not so favorite, so let’s see what you think! We’re going to take a look at 2 little plates of candy. Here’s the first one:

Oh yum! It’s chocolate! I love chocolate! But there are many, many kinds of chocolate and many things that can be mixed with chocolate. First off we have…

#1.) Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate. I know I said I love chocolate, but this first one is a “no thanks, not so much!” for me. My husband loves dark chocolate, but I am more of a milk chocolate fan. What about you?

#2.) Hershey’s Mr. Goodbar. NOW you’re talking! This one is one of my favorite kinds of chocolate. I like the peanuts that are mixed in a Mr. Goodbar.

#3.) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. Yep, this is a good one too! 🙂

#4.) Hershey’s Krackel bar. Another yes, for me! I love the little rice krispies inside.

#5.) Andes Mint Candy. Maybe you don’t think of Andes Mints being available for Valentine’s Day, but we found a small bag of them. Mmmm! Chocolate and mint definitely go together!

On our 2nd little plate of Valentine’s candy, we’ll sample 3 kinds of candy.

#6.) Conversation Hearts candy. I think these are the kind of candy you either really like a lot or you really can’t stand them. I am not too fond of these, though I do think its alot of fun to read the little message on each piece.

#7.) Valentine M&M’s candy. Oooohhhh yea! M&M’s are great! My favorite kind is the peanut M&M’s. This batch is just the plain milk chocolate M&M’s.

#8.) Kinder Joy. These are relatively new to me, but I suspect they are pretty popular with kids.

The egg shaped container splits into 2 halves. One half contains 2 little balls of cocoa wafer bits nestled in layers of a light creamy soft candy and soft chocolate.

The other half contains a toy surprise that you can put together. Which is the reason I think kids probably like these. 😉

This one makes a bird. (An eagle maybe?)

But back to taste testing our Valentine’s candy. I think my favorite would be the Mr. Goodbar candy bar. What kind of fun candy did you get for Valentine’s Day? Which one is your favorite and which one is your least favorite? I hope whatever kind of candy you use for your Taste Testing Tuesday, you have fun sampling each one! 🙂