Must Make Mardi Gras Eats and Drinks

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Must Make Mardi Gras Eats and Drinks

King Cake Pancakes
Cajun Crab Dip
Parmesan Goat Cheese 
Shrimp and Grits
Spicy Jambalaya 
Signature Mardi Gras Slushie
Madi Gras Martinis
King Cake
Beignets
King Cake Pancakes

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Mardi Gras King Cake Popcorn

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Take the King Cake to another form when you make POPCORN.  Great snack for the parades, parties, and general “laissez les bon temps rouler” attitude that embodies the Mardi Gras fun and festivities.

Mardi Gras King Cake Popcorn

INGREDIENTS

8 cups plain popped popcorn (no butter or salt)

1/4 cup Wilton dark green chocolate melts

1/4 cup Wilton yellow chocolate melts

1/4 cup Wilton lavender chocolate melts

1/2 cup purple, green and yellow M&M’s

Dark green jimmies and Dark green jimmies

Gold sugar crystals

Lavender sugar crystals

King Cake Plastic Baby

DIRECTIONS

1.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the popcorn on the baking sheet, in a single layer and set aside.

2.  In a microwave safe bowl, add the green chocolate melts. Microwave for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until melted and smooth.

3.  Drizzle the melted green chocolate on top of the popcorn. Before the chocolate hardens, drizzle the light green jimmies on top of the green chocolate.

4.  Add the yellow chocolate melts to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.  Stir until completely melted and smooth.   Drizzle on top of the popcorn.  Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle the dark green jimmies on top of the yellow chocolate.

5.   Sprinkle the green, yellow and purple M&M’s on top of the popcorn.   (I took the green and yellow ones from a regular bag of M&Ms. I purchased the purple ones at a party supply store).

6.  In a microwave safe bowl, add the lavender chocolate melts. Microwave for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until melted and smooth.

7.   Drizzle the melted lavender chocolate all over the popcorn. Before the chocolate hardens, drizzle the gold  and purple sugar crystals on top.  Tuck the King Cake Baby into the mix somewhere.

8.  Place in the refrigerator and chill for 20 minutes to allow the chocolates to harden.

9.  Remove from refrigerator and break up into pieces.

10. ENJOY!!  

Yields: 8 cups

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month, but you might want to eat it before Lent starts in case you give up sweets, because this stuff will be tempting.

 

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25 MUST TRY Mardi Gras Desserts

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25 MUST TRY Mardi Gras Dessert Recipes

Mardi Gras Snack Mix

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

King Cake Bars

Gluten Free King Cake

King Cake Dip

Mardi Gras Cookies

King Cake Bites

Mini Beignets

Pecan Praline King Cake Monkey Bread

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras Petit Fours

King Cake Cheese Ball

Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies

Mardi Gras Jello Shots

King Cake Donuts

Mardi Gras King Cake Roll

Mardi Gras Coated Popcorn

King Cake Cheesecake

Dessert fit for a King

King Cake Oreo Truffles

Mardi Gras Cake Pops

Easy King Cake Knots

King Cake Pull Apart Muffins

King Cake Ice Cream

Mini Beignets

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New Orleans Style Classic Big Easy Hurricane Cocktail

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New Orleans Style Classic Big Easy Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Briens bar in 1940’s New Orleans, and is now an iconic staple of New Orleans. The story behind the drink claims that it debuted during the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City and got its name from the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses that the first drinks were served in, and still known as hurricane glasses today.  Enjoy our version of this classic made famous in the Big Easy.  These pack a heck of a punch, so please enjoy responsibly.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces mango passion fruit juice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Ice
  • Fresh slice of orange
  • Maraschino cherry with a stem

Directions:

  1. Into a cocktail shaker half filled with cubed ice, add: grenadine, fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices, orange juice, simple syrup, mango passion fruit juice, white rum, dark rum.
  2. Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake it vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain cocktail into a 12-ounce Hurricane glass filled with cubed ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice and a single Maraschino cherry.
  5. Serve, sip, enjoy.

Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

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