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I decided to take a break from baking today and make this pretty popcorn, pretzel mix that I’m calling Christmas Crunch. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Love Pinterest! This would make a great homemade gift. It’s also super easy so that the kids can make it with help with the melting part.ย It tastes yummy!

1/2 cup popcorn kernels, 2 quarts popped
1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts
1 1/3 cups small pretzel pieces I found some cute shaped Christmas pretzels at Walmart
1 (12 oz) bag mini M&Ms

In a large bowl add the popcorn(make sure you remove any unpopped kernels), pretzels and M&Ms.

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On the stove top or in the microwave melt the vanilla candy melts. Using 50% powers so you melt it slow and even. Stir every 30 seconds until melted.

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Pour half the the melted candy over the popcorn and mix.

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Add the rest of the melted candy and mix gently until evenly coated.

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Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

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Sprinkle with sprinkles as much or a little as you like.

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Let cool. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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Christmas Crunch
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Christmas Crunch makes a nice homemade gift at the Holidays
Ingredients
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels,2 quarts popped
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts
  • 1⅓ cups small pretzel pieces I found some cute shaped Christmas pretzels at Walmart
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red mini M&Ms
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add the popcorn(make sure you remove any unpopped kernels), pretzels and M&Ms.
  2. On the stove top or in the microwave melt the vanilla candy melts. Using 50% powers so you melt it slow and even. Stir every 30 seconds until melted.
  3. Pour half the the melted candy over the popcorn and mix.
  4. Add the rest of the melted candy and mix gently until evenly coated.
  5. Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with sprinkles as much or a little as you like.
  7. Let cool. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

I share at these parties

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15 thoughts on “Christmas Crunch”

  1. Coco says:

    MMMM!! That looks so good! I will have to try it this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to party with you at https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Linda (Meal Planning Maven) says:

    What a fun and festive homemade holiday gift!

  3. Joy @ Yesterfood says:

    Diane, this is so pretty and Christmas-y! I love the sweet and salty and crunchy combination. Like you said, it would make a great gift! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Carole from Carole's Chatter says:

    Oooh, Diane, I do hope you’ll swing by to Food on Friday to add this to Christmas Favourites! Cheers from Carole from Carole’s Chatter

  5. Lovefoodies says:

    What a delightful recipe for the holidays! I think I would have to hide this if I had it in my house… hide it from me eating it all!

  6. Culinary Ginger says:

    A lovely festive snack.

  7. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply says:

    What a fun snack for the holidays!

  8. Joanne T Ferguson says:

    G’day So reminds me of childhood yum!
    Cheers! Joanne

  9. Shauna - The Best Blog Recipes says:

    Now this is my kind of dessert! Yum!

  10. Tara says:

    This is so fun, love the idea!! It would disappear quickly here!!

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    We will really enjoy your Christmas Crunch Popcorn, I just love a snack like this. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Mike Benayoun says:

    Easy to make and festive recipe. I am sure this recipe will be loved by a number of busy moms out there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Debi @ Life Currents says:

    These look great! Fun to make and even more fun to eat!

  14. April Harris says:

    Your Christmas Crunch looks absolutely addictive, Diane! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely treat with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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