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A Land Before Time Movie Night With Zebra Popcorn


Man, yesterday was a weird one. Summer Solstice, full moon, record breaking heat (113 degrees and I’m 5 miles from the beach!), and our son was running a high fever for most of the day.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

What better time to have a movie night in bed with some Zebra Popcorn and school our son on one of our childhood favorites – The Land Before Time.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Our son, Brayden, has never really been sick – we’ve been really fortunate with that. But yesterday he woke up with a cough and had a fever for the majority of the day.

The funny part? You wouldn’t even have known he was running a fever if you didn’t take his temperature.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Don’t let the shot on the left fool you. He’s milking the “I’m Sick” thing for all its worth and thinks its hilarious…

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

So after a long day in the heat, I ran to Walmart, picked up some sandwich supplies and Pop Secret Popcorn, along with the sweets to melt all over the popcorn!

Then I had to pick out The Land Before Time as our movie night pick. I get nostalgic, and Brayden likes dinosaurs. It’s  Win-Win!

I made us some quick sandwiches, because I was in NO mood to turn anything on in the kitchen that required a flame. Then got right to making the popcorn so we could get the movie night going since neither my son, nor my wife had any intention of leaving the bed.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

They just wanted to fight over who gets to cuddle with my wife’s Littlefoot stuffed animal she’s had since she was a child!

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

I got everything ready to make Zebra Popcorn. Which, by the by, is the most indulgent popcorn you could possibly have, smothered in dark and white chocolate, then I added a little something extra with caramel and chopped almonds just to make it that more gluttonous.

Because, hey it’s movie night and we’re all feeling like junk, and I wanted to cheer our little B Dogg up.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

I used Pop Secret Homestyle flavored popcorn for my zebra popcorn recipe, because it has a nice touch of salt and butter that doesn’t fight the all the sweetness going on, but really compliments it well. It really hit the spot on a day yesterday where you really need some good food therapy.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Earth shakes, tree stars, Sharp Tooth, Littlefoot’s mom (sniff). There’s just so much I love about The Land Before Time. Even watching it yesterday brings me back to rainy days in elementary school.

This was easily the one movie all the kids were hoping would come on when that cart with a 23 inch CRT strapped down (if you lived in earthquake areas like I did) was turned on and the blue screen goes away to reveal that old school FBI warning.

I can still remember the first preview. It was a pizza commercial with Wang Chung playing. I’m betting I just hit some major nostalgia on you parents right now haven’t I?

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

The Land Before Time was always a tear jerker, not that I ever got too emotional as a child, but I always remember the girls getting upset when Littlefoot’s Mom [SPOILER ALERT!] dies. But now that I’m a parent, and that my mom has passed on, theres a couple scenes that really get me in the feels now!

Like the scene when Littlefoot thinks he sees his mother off in the distance but it ends up just being his shadow?! Ugh, gets my allergies going every time!

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

So we ate our zebra popcorn, watched The Land Before Time, and Brayden snuggled with Littlefoot, until he decided that his medicine had finally won, then knocked out.

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

Ha! Yeah right. He stayed up the whole time. There’s nothing that keeps this kid down.

Well when he’s into a movie he usually doesn’t pass out unless he’s exhausted. Like many other toddlers his age he’s also way into dinosaurs right now, so this movie grabbed his attention REAL quick!

I’m sure now we’re going to need to go grab The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection DVD since it’s on sale right now (while supplies last) at Walmart.

I’m sure as long as he’s on his dinosaur kick Family Movie Night, might turn into Family Movie Binge Night!

Zebra Popcorn recipe made a perfect companion for our Land Before Time Movie night! Drizzled with dark and white chocolate, caramel and chopped almonds!

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Zebra Popcorn Recipe

Zebra Popcorn And A Land Before Time Movie Night
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Zebra Popcorn And A Land Before Time Movie Night
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4 people 10 Minutes
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  1. Pop your Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn according to the directions, place on parchment paper on a baking sheet
  2. Melt your chocolate according to the directions. I used the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, stirring, then another 15 seconds. Place in a sandwich bag, forcing it all to one corner. Cut a tiny whole in the tip and drizzle over your popcorn. Repeat this step for the white chocolate and caramel.
  3. Top with chopped almonds, drizzle one more layer of dark chocolate so that the almost have something to stick to.
  4. Let cool at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes or until no longer wet to the touch. Enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
  • rika agustini

    This is a very creative recipe and looks tasty ! My kids love popcorn!

  • Your son is delicious, and so is that popcorn! I love the family stories. My sons also don’t show a sign of fever, except for the thermometer! I am so making that popcorn asap.

  • Safira Adam

    Very creative! Great movie and great popcorn!

  • I have such fond memories of that movie. “I flied?” “No, you falled.” I have less fond memories of having sick children. You handled it perfectly.

  • Beth Kunzler Neels

    What fun! Sounds more like a party than a sick bed!

  • Keri Justice

    Oh my goodness I used to have that same stuffed animal!!! I was telling me kids about it just last week and how I wish I still had it! My son loves the Land Beofre Time movies.