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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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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2 Responses to “Holiday Popcorn Bark”

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    Megan — February 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    And I have just been making my way through a bag of v-day M&Ms while vegging on the couch. I could have been making holiday popcorn bark!

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2013 @ 11:23 am

      Haha, making your way through a bag of candy is totally acceptable when stuck indoors from a snow storm in my book! Glad to see you guys made it through Nemo ok.

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