End of the Rainbow Crunch St. Patrick’s Day Treats (Recipe) Allergy free options inside too!

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end of the rainbow crunch st patricks day treatAfter 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!!

 

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  • What a cute idea and it looks so delicious.

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  • my preschool kids would like this tasty snack

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  • This looks like it will be a fun family project/snack! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I think this is just what I was looking for. The kids will love it.

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  • Yum! I bet the kids would really like this!

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  • Thank you for this recipe. I am going to make this with my daughter, I think she will enjoy making it and enjoy eating it even more.

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  • thanks for all the recipes. they all look amazing.

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  • It looks so good and easy

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  • That looks nummy!

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  • Oh, I’ve got to try out this recipe. It sounds so good and I’m always looking for something sweet to munch on. Thanks.

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  • Looks yummy! I will have to make this for my nephew. He would LOVE it! :)

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  • What a cool recipe! I’ve never seen this one before but I know my kids & their friends would go nuts for it! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Yummy!

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  • Sounds delicious, and I would probably eat way too much of this!

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  • This sounds like a yummy treat that I could have my 4 year old daughter help me make. Thanks for such a fun idea that we can do together!

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  • yummy–this looks good enough to eat right now -give me some…..

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  • That looks delicious!!

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  • Looks like a yummy treat. Thanks for sharing

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  • I didn’t realize you had more recipes on here than just this one for St. Patrick’s Day. Yumm

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  • My kids would love this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • This looks delicious! And I LOVE that it has the allergy safe info too. Thank you, you rawk :)

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  • What a fun dish – it is time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day.

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  • Mmm, this sounds yummy! I love Kettle Corn too, it’s my fave.

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  • I’ve got to do this. I have an Irish son -in-law. He’ll appreciate it. It sounds yummy too!

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  • What a fun and festive recipe. I have a soft spot for St Pat’s Day, being Irish!

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  • Yay! I love this idea… especially because my creative green mashed potatoes were such a “hit” (NOT!) last year… I even had green filled twinkies for dessert…lol.. this would def. be more popular!

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    • Oh, fun idea! My littlest 2 won’t eat mashed potatoes. They gag. I’d totally do green ones though if they did!

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  • Yum ;P

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  • This looks really good, can’t wait to try it with my kids, a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day treats!

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  • This looks like another fun tasty snack for St. Pattys day =)

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  • Oh my this looks really good!!!

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  • This treat looks so delicious and easy to make. I have never tasted or used Wilton candy melts so I am looking forward to trying them. I also love anything with m&ms so I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing this fun St. Patrick’s Day treat!

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  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing <3

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  • This is such a cute idea! Love it!

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  • Thanks for sharing.

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  • Looks good & so simple to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  • This looks so yummy! Too bad I’m trying to stay away from sweets!

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  • looks really good, can’t wait to try it

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  • this is amazing

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  • Oh this looks so yummy! got to try this one!! :)

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  • YUM! Just the kind of thing I would LOVE.

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  • That looks very irresistible! I probably couldn’t stop at just one handful. And I love how Wilton candy melts come in so many different colors!

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  • Looks easy to make and I love that its Allergy free!

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  • Yum, this looks good, and simple. Something the kiddos could help make :)

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  • That looks and sounds good.

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