Monday, December 21, 2009

Belly Buttons and Chocolate Popcorn - JustRite

Two snacks that have become a tradition at Christmas! These last minute food items are a snap to make, easy to package, and so much fun to gift! The oyster cracker snack is called "Belly Buttons" and was found in our church cookbook. Our oldest daughter years ago wanted to make a fast snack and came across the recipe. She really picked it at the time for the title, we don't know why they are called belly buttons, but fun nonetheless. (recipe at end of post!) Using up those stamped images for packaging. LOVE this sentiment with the Santa Hat. They are found in "JustRite's A Merry Little Christmas Set" and work perfectly for this gift. Image is Copic colored. Red circle is edge distressed.
I started making this chocolate popcorn (scroll down a bit in post) after reading about it from Julie Ebersole. She was one of the first stampers I followed when I became acquainted with Splitcoaststampers. I have made this every year since. It is soooo easy and can be made all colors. I purchased my chocolate discs at Michaels.
Again this stamped sentiment center is found in JustRite's A Merry Little Christmas set. Ribbon used is from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon store. The two snacks together are perfect, sweet and savory! More packaging tomorrow! Have a great day and take good care!
BELLY BUTTON SNACK
1/4 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried Dill Weed 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
One 1oz. package dry Hidden Valley Buttermilk Dressing
20-24oz. miniature oyster crackers
1/3 cup vegetable oil
*Mix lemon pepper, dill weed, garlic salt and dressing; mix well. Place crackers in a bowl; pour oil over them and mix well. Pour spice mix over the crackers and mix. Package and serve as needed. Enjoy!

8 comments:

eric said...

I guess they're called belly button snacks because they look like an outie belly button!

eric said...

They're called belly button snacks because they look like an outie belly button!

America said...

ADORABLE!! Great idea!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I have made these "dilly crackers" for years. I am now changing the name. Belly Buttons is just wayyyyy cuter! Ü

I read about the popcorn on Julie's blog too and it's so much fun to make for all the holiday's in whatever color. Ü Your packing is so simple and yet so much fun. It shows that you care to dress up a simple treat for someone special.

chelemom said...

Sounds yummy! And a cute way to package it!!! Have a very merry Christmas!

Janine said...

These sound yummy Barb!! Hope all is well with you and Christmas preps...

Kay said...

Ohhhh, I gotta try this recipe! I enjoyed your blog!

Melanie said...

Hi Barb! Love the belly button snack idea!!! did you get email?? Hope yu haad a WONDERFUL Christmas! hugs!!