Christmas Crunch Funfetti Popcorn
It seriously only takes about 5 minutes to whip up this treat, so wouldn’t it be a perfect gift to give during the hectic holidays? I say it’s the perfect “energy” snack for me during the holidays =). It definitely keeps me going! Just a warning, this stuff is addictive so yes it’s a dangerous thing. Easy to make but hard to stop eating. I want to make it every day. It’s such a versatile snack that has such a delightful crunch.
Add as many sprinkles as your heart desires. Mine wanted a lot today =). I love sprinkles. Aren’t they just fancy? Also, if you’d like you can switch up the candy melt flavor with a mint or peppermint flavor. Enjoy!
Red, green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)
- 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
- 1 (12 ounce) bag Vanilla Candy Melts or *Vanilla Almond Bark
- 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
- 1 (12 ounce) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
- Red, green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)
Adapted from cookingclassy.com
Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any un-popped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden). Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
NOTE: I was able to fill 8 - 9 1/2" x 4" party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe.