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Kidzworld Kitchen: New Years Eve Sleepover

Dec 22, 2014

Ring in the New Year eating tasty treats at a sleepover party!

Saying farewell to the year just past and welcoming the new one is a special time that is best enjoyed with close friends and family. Get some pals together for a sleepover party and surprise them with unique snacks made you. Toast at midnight with milk and cookies, noshing on coloured popcorn while watching movies or indulging in delicious Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip while chatting and dancing the night away. With these cool recipes you’ll definitely earn the prize for host/hostess with the most!

Pink Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 4 L popped popcorn
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 small box red Jell-O gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (or non-hydrogenated margarine if you want it dairy-free)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Put the popped popcorn in a large bowl, carefully picking out any unpopped kernels
  3. Line one or two rimmed baking sheets with foil.
  4. In a large saucepan bring the sugar, Jell-O, water and butter to a boil.
  5. Once fully boiling cook for 4 minutes without stirring, swirling the bowl occasionally.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and soda.
  7. Pour over the popcorn and toss with tongs to coat completely.
  8. Spread out onto the baking sheets and bake for one hour, stirring once or twice
  9. Remove from the oven and  set aside to cool, then break into chunks

Pink PopcornPink PopcornCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 8 oz tub spreadable cream cheese (regular or light)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 cup sour cream or whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mini or chopped chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan or a bowl in the microwave, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla; set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat cream cheese mixture into the brown sugar mixture, then stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for garnish
  5. Fold in the sour cream or whipped cream, if you want it extra creamy.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate (Hint! Should always be served at room temperature)
  7. Serve with sliced fruit or animal crackers for dipping

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough DipChocolate Chip Cookie Dough DipCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

M&M Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soft butter (it is critical that it be soft)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 12-ounce package of M&Ms (see my secret in the box near the end of the page)
  • 3/4 c chopped nuts (optional see my note in the instructions)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix
  6. Stir in M&M’s
  7. Using a teaspoon drop cookies of about one heaping teaspoon onto your greased cookie sheets, about two inches apart
  8. Bake for between 10 and 13 minutes
  9. Cool on wire cookie racks.
  10. Serve with milk served in glassware and use to toast the New Year!

Milk and Cookie FlutesMilk and Cookie FlutesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy New Years!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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partydiva01
partydiva01 posted in Friends:
Dear dish it, my friend first met eachother on the first day of kindergarten we sat next to one another and we became close. we were BFF's throughout 1st to 2nd grades. then, the second grade teacher realized there were alot of kids in the class. and same w the 3rd grade teacher. so, we had to have a split class. my friend was in the split. I was not. It all seemed like the teachers were doing somthing... weired. all the girls (well, almost there were only 6 girls on one half) were in the split. and all the boys were in regular . AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WAS WEIRED! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( all the boy BFF's and the girl BFF's were SPLIT. me and my friend,kids named Nia & Georgia, Isaac& Ethan, and more. it was so sad for all of us.2 months later, I got homschooled. 2 years later im back in public with my 4th grade self. everything had changed. a bunch of people were obsessed w\ a girl my age named kassidy. im neighbors w\ kassidy and she is REALLY cool and nice. but the whole I  [s:sm3/1jw1] kassidy crew got mean. if I asked them to play they would say. "If Kassidy is playing I will" or I would want to be parteners with kassidy on something and they would freak out. anyway jasmine NEVER invited my to anything, and I am trying to be nice to her ( ice cream money, homework help, comfort when sad, ect.) And not to mention I invited her to 3 things!!! on the bright side she came to 2 :thumbsup :thumbsup she also embarassed me by saying that she was moving I freaked out  because I cared about her and I would cry all the time. I even held onto her and said sadly, "PLEASE DON'T GO!!  :sad :sad . later i found out that she was not moving, she was going to CA for a vacation. even the teacher was in on it!! :mad :mad anyways, my parents told me that i should just let go of her. But i am not ready. HELP??? :e :e :e :e :e
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PittsburghPenguinsFanatic
When I was a child I wanted glasses SOO bad, cuz I wanted to copy my mom and sister. And also, I thought they looked cool. I wear glasses now. I have had them for 2 years and honestly I don't mind them. Although, this year I am gonna pry get contacts for swimming better and stuff like that. But if you don't need glasses I wouldn't recommend wearing them. They're not bad, but trust me after a while you will pry not like them as much. But hey, that's my opinion. If you want to do it I'm not gonna stop you. Do what makes you happy in the long run. And tell your friends that they are non prescription if you don't need them, but still get some.
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Bratayley_Fan_7
She is not. I have faced this problem before so I know. You should make a new friend!
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ValenciaRose
ValenciaRose posted in Friends:
I agree I was afraid of that first too. Eventually I just began inviting my friends over and they don't use it/practically obsess over it like I do but they understood why I use kidzworld and not many other forms of social media. 
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ValenciaRose
ValenciaRose posted in Friends:
"btw_sports_rule" wrote:I really like a guy and people think he likes me. I like him but im really scared to tell anyone. I really need help but i don't know who to talk to. I can't talk to parents. They would put me in trouble for falling in love. They believe I can't date until age 20. Aw, well, my advice for you would be to talk to your parents about it. There's no point trying to sneak around like those films and it is better for your mind if you talk to them about it. It can be super difficult I know but if you and your parents get along really well then you guys can talk about it and make it work. On the other hand, if your parents ban you from falling in love as you put it, then I think it's better just to stay as friends with him. 
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