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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11 Responses to “Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach”

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    USA Kiwi (Kylee) — February 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I love a good indian spiced dish – this looks great, and would be perfect to eat at lunchtime!

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    Shannon — February 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    this sounds great- so quick and full of flavor, perfect for weekday lunches! hope things are going well in cinci!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:25 am

      Thanks – things are starting to get settled here. We are closing on a house in a few weeks, so we’ll be moving again soon. Hope all is going well for you back in Boston!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I hope you are finding Ohio welcoming…even though it’s cold! These chickpeas seem like the perfect dish to help you feel warm and cozy.

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:26 am

      Thanks! We are finding Ohio welcoming. Everyone here is so nice (even if they can’t merge in to traffic to save their life…)

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Chick peas and spinach – always make for a delicious and hearty meal! Definitely a good choice.

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    gerry — February 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Is there a substitute for garam masala?

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:28 am

      Garam Masala has a unique flavor, but it is made from a combination of other spices so I’m sure you could find a substitute on the internet somewhere…

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    Julia — March 9, 2013 at 2:42 am

    This is the perfect go-to recipe for a busy lifestyle…healthful, tasty and so easy to throw together! I hope things settle down for you and your hubs and your place begins feeling more warm and cozy! Meanwhile, you have a delicious satisfying recipe to comfort you!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Oh yum, this looks so warming and delicious!

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