Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Crunch

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! With only two days before Christmas I know I still have a lot to do, and I'm sure you do too. There is shopping to be completed, baking to be done, wrapping, and the list goes on and on. The holidays can sure be a stressful time, but they are also be a lot of fun.

Yesterday I had a family Christmas party to attend. This was no ordinary Christmas party though, it was an ugly sweater Christmas party! I love ugly sweaters, I think they're hilarious, and there is nothing better than hanging out with the entire family while wearing ridiculous sweaters. 

We didn't do the traditional holiday foods, we had a taco bar instead and everyone brought various taco supplies, as well as appetizers and desserts. I brought two desserts, both of which were hits with the family. I brought Christmas Cake Batter Truffles, click the link to check out the recipe, and I also brought Christmas Crunch. Christmas Crunch is super easy, and relatively fast to make, and it is an easy party favor, dessert, or snack to bring to any holiday party this year! 

You will need:
  • 3 bags popcorn
  • 24 ounces white melting chocolate
  • 24 ounces melting milk chocolate
  • 12 ounces pretzel sticks
  • 12 ounces M & M's
  • OPTIONAL: red and green sprinkles for an added festive feel

Pop the popcorn in the microwave according to the directions on the popcorn package. Allow to cool and pour into two big mixing bowls.

In a microwave safe bowl heat white melting chocolate up for 1 minute intervals, stirring after each interval. Once the chocolate begins to turn to liquid reduce to 30 second intervals. 

After white chocolate is melted pour half of the chocolate over one bowl of popcorn. Using a rubber spatula toss popcorn with white chocolate. After tossing the popcorn with white chocolate for awhile to mix it in, pour in rest of white chocolate and toss popcorn again.

When the white chocolate is totally mixed with popcorn melt milk chocolate using the same method as white chocolate. 

Also mix in milk chocolate with popcorn in the second mixing bowl using same method as white chocolate. Once both milk chocolate and white chocolate have been mixed with popcorn set aside and allow to cool and dry. If you're including sprinkles add sprinkles in before setting popcorn aside to cool.

After the melted chocolate on the popcorn has cooled toss in both pretzels and M & M's. Use a rubber spatula to mix in M & M's and pretzels. Then serve or put in bags and tie with ribbons for a festive party favor! 

No comments:

Post a Comment