Many thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to live in the moment with my princesses!

We fell asleep last night to the gently falling snow and awoke to a bright and snowy scene. There wasn’t enough snow to build a proper snow man, but my girls still had to get out there and play in the rare treat that is snow in middle Tennessee.  Soon enough, the magic wore off and in they came, changed their clothes and then announced they were hungry and bored. 

My #tween is bored. #PopSecretForts to the rescue

What’s a mom to do? I whipped out the box of Pop Secret popcorn and suggested we make a pillow fort like we used too when they were younger. My teen and tween looked at each other and happily agreed. 

Pop Secret regular butter flavored popcorn

First, we decided to make a snack worthy of a princess day, so we invented Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch! This is super easy to make and you may already have the 3 ingredients on hand. 


  • 1 bag of regular buttered flavor Pop Secret Popcorn
  • 1 squeeze bottle of chocolate syrup
  • 1 squeeze bottle of caramel syrup


Microwave the Pop Secret popcorn according to directions. Place in large bowl and allow to cool until it no longer steams.

Pop Secret Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch ingredients

Now, let your kids have fun adding as much of the syrups they want to make their own special version of Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch! Of course, you’ll want to change the name if you have boys. The point is to have fun with this and let the kids sneak bites...

Pop Secret is always a favorite snack

and be as loud and as messy as they want. In other words- let you kids be kids! Thankfully, my girls who are a bit older now, decided not to go too overboard with the syrups.

chocolate drizzle on Pop Secret Popcorn

We all had such a good time making this easy, yet tasty treat. Even this older princess thoroughly enjoyed letting loose and laughing and eating with them. 

Chocolate-Caramel Princess Crunch

This super yummy creation was way to hard to resist. You have to try it if you love sweet and salty treats!

Then it was pillow fort time for the princesses!

Outside our princess pillow fort #PopSecretForts

This sheet has served as our fort door and roof for a lot of years, so it was fun getting it back out of the linen closet and borrowing clamps from their Daddy. The girls and I added lots of soft, comfy blankets and pillows and transformed a corner of our living room into princess headquarters; complete with their Pop Secret Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch!

My princesses inside their pillow fort #PopSecretForts

The girls had so much fun in their fort, they asked if it could stay up all weekend- just like when they were little and I happily agreed.

Make your own #PopSecretForts and join the fun!

Pop Secret knows that fun, like popcorn, is better when it’s shared. Send Pop Secret your pillow fort stories and pictures on Facebook. You can upload them right to the Pop Secret timeline and tag them #PopSecretForts. They might just share a little something back! And when you visit the Pop Secret Facebook page you can download a coupon for $1 off, along with a customizable flag to name and claim your pillow fort! 

I look over at my not so little princesses and take in their smiling faces, storing this happy moment in my mind for later, when life gets crazy busy again. 

Why not take time out this weekend to get in touch with your inner kid again and build a pillow fort with your kids too? And make it super special by serving up Pop Secret!

Please share in comments: 

What fun, kid activity do you enjoy doing with you kids? Are you a pillow fort builder? A push me higher on the swinger? Share you happy moments!