Desserts,  Entertainment

Bring Home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

Are movie nights one of your family traditions, too? We’ve been doing them regularly since my kids were young and it’s something I don’t see us stopping anytime soon. I love them because they are an inexpensive and fun way to spend time with the people you love the most. To prepare, I’ll whip up some yummy treats and make sure I’ve selected a feel-good type of movie everyone will enjoy. Sometimes, I’ll take it up a notch and plan some themed activities around the movie like crafts, sing-alongs and recipes.

If you’re like us and enjoy family movie nights, listen up. I’ve got a movie recommendation perfect for the occasion and some fun activities to take a regular family movie night to a whole new level!

Bring Home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls on Blu-ray™ and DVD.  Think laughter, music and tons of heartwarming adventure as you join Poppy and Branch, two mismatched pals who must work together to save their friends from the giant, Bergens. DreamWorks Trolls is the perfect film for your next family movie night!

Bring Home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The best part about this movie is the fun doesn’t have to end after the final credits roll through. With the Party Edition Blu-ray™, you and your family can take advantage of one of the special features, Party Mode, where you can sing, dance and hug along with the Trolls. Party Mode features on-screen lyrics for every song making it easy to sing along and also has the fun catch phrase prompts from the film. You can even use your remote to conTROLL fun on-screen moments with the Party Edition Blu-ray™ copy! Sing. Dance. Laugh. Repeat!

Bring Home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After you’ve sang and danced to your heart’s content, keep the good times going with an easy no-bake treat, Candy Haystacks, inspired by the film. And yes, it’s a dessert the kids can help you make. Put them in charge of decorating and see what unique creations they can come up with.

To start, you’ll need your favourite candies – the more colourful, the better! I used a variety of candies including sprinkles and cotton candy. The cotton candy reminded me of trolls’ hair!

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

Grab some coloured candy melts to use as your base. These melt quickly and easily in the microwave.

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

To prepare, melt the candy melts in the microwave for one minute at 50% power. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals at 50% power until melted.

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

Add in 1 1/2 to 2 cups of chow mein noodles or pretzels and stir to coat. Drop by heaping spoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper.

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

Get the kids to decorate with the different types of candy. Don’t forget to add cotton candy to a few of the Candy Haystacks so you’ll have some with troll hair!

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

Let your Candy Haystacks sit on the counter until they harden. They don’t take long at all. Candy melts harden quickly so these easy treats will be ready to enjoy after you’ve sung a few more songs from the movie!

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

Yield: 5 to 8

Candy Haystacks

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz bag of candy melts in your choice of colour
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chow mein noodles or pretzels
  • assorted candy for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add candy melts to a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals at 50% power until melted.
  2. Stir in chow mein noodles or pretzels.
  3. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper paper. Immediately, garnish with assorted candies.
  4. Let sit at room temperature until hardened, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Candy Haystacks - Kids love to help make these sweet no-bake treats!

These Candy Haystacks are vibrant, fun and kids love to help make them and, of course, eat them! And yes, moms and dads love them too. I had more than my fair share if I’m being completely honest.

The DreamWorks Trolls Party Edition Blu-ray™ is available to own on February 7th. Pick up your copy of DreamWorks Trolls for your next family movie night!

I’d love to hear about your family movie nights. Do you do any fun family activities inspired by the movie you’re watching?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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