Holiday Popcorn Bark

On a whim the other day, I bought a bag of Valentine’s Day M&Ms. I love M&Ms. Especially dark chocolate ones. As I continued my grocery shopping, I was thinking about what I would do with the M&Ms. I decided to just set them in a bowl on my desk at work. A lot of my coworkers have candy dishes on their desk, so I figured why not. But then I got to thinking about it. A dish of M&Ms sitting on my desk could be really dangerous. That’s a recipe for me eating 80% of the bag of M&Ms.

Holiday Popcorn Bark

The next thought that came to mind was to whip up some White Chocolate Frito Popcorn. I decided against it since I had just recently made the Dorito Oreo Popcorn. I started looking through the cabinets to see what else I had on hand.

Holiday Popcorn Bark

White chocolate? Check. Popcorn? Check. M&Ms? Check. Sprinkles? Check. I was just going to toss everything together and call it a day. But I really wanted something salty and crunchy in there. So I had Hubby grab some pretzels on his way home from his coffee run and voila – Holiday Popcorn Bark.

Holiday Popcorn Bark

This recipe is obviously adaptable for any holiday. Just add some festive M&Ms and sprinkles for whatever holiday is right around the corner! It would also be perfect for a birthday using regular M&Ms and sprinkles! The options are endless.

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Three Years Ago: M&M Cookies and BBQ Chicken Pizza Sticks
Four Years Ago: Vegan Chocolate Banana Caramel Cupcakes

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Holiday Popcorn Bark

This popcorn bark can be adapted to whichever holiday is coming around the corner

Yield: Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

10 cups of popped popcorn (1 bag microwave popcorn)
3 cups prezels, broken into pieces
8 oz white chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cup M&M’s
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup sprinkles

Directions:

Pop corn according to package directions.

Put popped corn and pretzel pieces into a large bowl. Make sure to get all of the unpopped kernels out.

Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.

Pour melted chocolate over popcorn mixture and mix with your hands to coat completely. Pour onto a wax paper or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with M&Ms. Mix a little more to incorporate M&Ms.

Melt bittersweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Drizzle over popcorn bark. Sprinkle sprinkles over popcorn.

Allow to cool and break into large pieces.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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10 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

    My ice cream with coconut milk keeps freezing solid, into a very solid rock. Any ideas what the problem is? I have a recipe going up tomorrow, with a disclaimer that you need to defrost it if you freeze it overnight, heh…

    • beantownbaker — August 16th, 2013 @ 8:16 am

      Hm. I have noticed that some of my ice creams do need to sit on the counter for a bit before they’re scoopable. But I haven’t noticed if it’s related to the coconut milk or not… Mine is usually fine after sitting out for 10 minutes or so…

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    Shannon — August 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    you are on a roll with the frozen treats! sounds like its been a good summer 🙂

    • beantownbaker — August 16th, 2013 @ 8:34 am

      I definitely am on a roll this summer… Homemade ice cream is just so dang good.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Love that you use coconut milk with all of this chocolate!

    • beantownbaker — August 16th, 2013 @ 8:19 am

      I love the subtle coconut flavor that it provides!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — August 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    So much chocolaty goodness, wow I need this in my life. This ice cream looks beyond amazing!! Pinning :))

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Chocolate fudge <3 oh my! This looks wonderful!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — August 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

    That’s where those extra pounds have come from! Delicious homemade ice cream ruins all diets, but it’s just so yummy! This batch looks fantastic!

    • beantownbaker — August 23rd, 2013 @ 10:40 am

      Absolutely! It’s so worth it.

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