Fun Summer Recipes for Any Occasion!

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Create a new specialty, perfect for any summer occasion!

Summertime is the best time to try new things! Trying new recipes is a great way to start having some summer fun and there are plenty of new things to try. Create fun treats, cute snacks, new drinks, and more with the Care Crate Co, perfect for any gathering you’ll be having this summer! 

Popcorn S’mores 

For this fun family recipe, you will need:

  • 5 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Cup of Golden Grahams
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Mini Chocolate Chips

Our Snack Box Care Package already has all the popcorn you could need! Start by taking your popped popcorn and mixing in the Golden Grahams, 1 cup of chocolate chips, and 1 cup of marshmallows. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients in a large bowl.

Next, melt your butter in a large saucepan and continue cooking until the butter begins to turn golden brown. Then add 1/2 cup of marshmallows to it and stir until the marshmallows have melted.

Next, lay your popcorn mix onto a cookie sheet and drizzle the melted marshmallows onto your popcorn to help everything stick.

Finally, use 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and melt them for a chocolate drizzle on top. You can use the microwave to melt them for 30 seconds, and once it’s done, take a spoon and drizzle it over the top of the popcorn. Then, you’ll let your popcorn mix cool and break it up to serve for later! 

Sonic’s Ocean Water Drink

  • 3 Tbsp. Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Flavoring
  • 3 Drops Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 12-Ounce Cans Lemon-Lime Soda – 7Up, Sprite, something like that
  • Swedish Fish

Perfect for a mocktail, or an actual cocktail, Sonic’s classic Ocean Water Drink can be made at home! Using our Candy Care Package, you can recreate the iconic thirst quencher, and here’s how: first, combine water and sugar in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat it for about 1 minute. Then stir it until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Next, pour the sugar mixture into a pitcher and add coconut extract, food coloring, and Sprite soda. Then stir it to help combine all the ingredients. Pour some over ice and add Swedish Fish gummy candies on top and you have the perfect summer drink!

Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Corn on the Cob 

  • 6-8 Ears Corn on the Cob, husks removed
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Bag Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

This simple recipe is made possible with our Spicy Snack Box, and works perfectly for summertime barbecues! Three simple ingredients are all you need! First, brush corn with olive oil then grill it over medium heat for 8-10 minutes rotating every few minutes.

Next, In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.

Place the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to finely crush them up. Then pour them onto a plate or pie pan.

Finally, coat the corn with the sour cream mixture and roll it in the crushed Cheetos and enjoy!

Asian Ramen Salad

Salad

  • 1 16 oz Bag Coleslaw Mix
  • 2 3 oz Bags Ramen Noodles, crumbled (flavor does not matter as you won’t be using the seasoning packets)
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Green Onions

Dressing

  • 2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Truvia
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Our Microwave Snack Care Package is the perfect supplier of ramen for this delicious summertime side dish! All you need to do is preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread out crumbled ramen noodles, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and sliced almonds on a baking sheet then bake it for five minutes. Stir it up and bake it again for 3-5 more minutes or until the mixture is slightly toasted and golden. 

Next, in a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the salad dressing.

Finally, add the coleslaw mix and ramen noodle mixture to the salad dressing and toss until it is combined or coated. Best part about this dish is that you can add whatever you want to make it even more enjoyable! May we suggest grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, or even strawberries? 

Gummy White Chocolate Bark 

  • 2 Cups White Chocolate Confectioner’s Bark or Wafers
  • 1 Cup Sour Patch Kids
  • 1 Cup Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears 

Our Candy Care Package has got you covered for this amazing dessert recipe! All you have to do is line a 15″x10″x1″ pan with waxed paper or a silicone baking mat.

Then using the microwave, melt candy bark and stir in 30 second increments until the bark is smooth.

Next, sprinkle a few random gummies on the waxed paper/mat, then pour and spread the white chocolate on top of the gummies. Spread chocolate out about ¼” thick to break up easily. Be careful! If it’s too thick, it will be harder to break into chunks. 

Finally, top the mixture with the remaining gummies being sure to press them into the chocolate. Let it sit until set then break the bark into pieces. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Granola Trail Mix

  • 1 1/2 Cups Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Salted Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetened Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup White Vanilla Baking Chips or Dark Chocolate Chips

It doesn’t get more simple than this recipe for granola trail mix, and our Healthy Care package is equipped with a few of the perfect ingredients to make this healthy treat!  All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and store them in a to-go bag! Quick, simple, and delicious!

Sriracha Lime Popcorn 

  • 1 Bag Skinny Pop Popcorn
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Sriracha
  • Zest from 1 Lime
  • Salt, to taste

First, open the Skinny Pop popcorn from our Healthy Care Package then pour it into a bowl and set it aside.

In a small saucepan, add butter and honey and slowly bring it to a boil and quickly remove from heat. Stir in Sriracha to the mixture and pour it over the popcorn, being sure to coat it. Stir in a little lime zest then sprinkle with salt and stir again. Then enjoy the perfect summer snack! 

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