After we all loved the Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Crunch recipe, I figured I should maybe work something out for some St. Patrick’s Day treats. Just like almost everything I make, this is easy to make with super simple ingredients. I will caution you that this is highly addictive. It’s delightful. Sweet, salty, and oh so much fun.
What you need:
2 bags microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped
12 oz bag Wilton candy melts (I did the pink for this recipe)
2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces
1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms (Get some Skippers if you want nut-free options)
Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration
How to make it- pop popcorn, set aside. Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out- they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them!
Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave if you want this done quickly. Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method (it’ll take longer), stirring frequently.
Toss broken pretzels and M&Ms into the bowl with popcorn. Then pour 1/2 the melted candy over the top and combine with a rubber spatula. (I actually found that using 2 rubber spatulas worked a lot better for me and I didn’t get covered in Cupid’s Crunch mess!)
Spread mixture out on a sheet of wax paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.
Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles (I call them shots) (If you want nut-free, go with colored sugar or check Target- I found store brand sprinkles that are NOT processed with nuts!)
After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and either store in an airtight container (for about a week) or package it up into treat bags to share with friends, classmates and neighbors! If you try to do it before the chocolate is ready, you’re going to have a big mess on your hands.
Wait till Easter comes!!