Feb 282014
 
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I love popcorn and chocolate, and enjoy combining them together into munch mix recipes whenever I have an excuse.  I was organizing my baking “accessories” cabinet the other day, trying to find a more efficient way to store the sprinkles, frostings, and other accouterments.  When I had everything pulled out, I realized I had some green candy melts and thought Bubbles and I could make a fun Leprechaun Munch Mix.

Leprechaun Munch Mix Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

The best thing about a munch mix is you can customize it with whatever you have on hand.  Since this was for St. Patrick’s Day, I used some of the mini chocolate candies I had.  They’re a full rainbow of colors, which is great when you’re trying to find your pot of gold!

Leprechaun Munch Mix

1 bag green candy melts
Green & white sprinkles
1/2 cup mini chocolate candies
White popping corn, popped

Pop your popping corn according to the package instructions.  It really doesn’t matter if you use microwave or air-popped popcorn; I’ve used both.  Generally, though, I use air-poppped.  This time I used the Jolly Time white popcorn kernels (they’re gluten free!) I had on hand.  Jolly Time was nice enough to send us a package of their popcorn along with a cute snowman DVD a few weeks ago.  Between popping it for recipes and popping it to eat, our house has been a popcorn palace lately!

After you pop the corn, allow it to cool; while it does, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Shake it out slowly into a large bowl; you want to try and avoid any unpopped kernels from getting into the mix.  Melt the candy melts according to the package directions and pour over the popcorn immediately.  Use a spatula to mix until everything is evenly coated.

Spread popcorn evenly over the lined baking sheet.  Immediately sprinkle on the chocolate candies, then shake on some sprinkles.  Let set for a few hours (or overnight) until the chocolate is set.

I packed some of mine into mason jars.  Then I can put on the lid, wrap some green ribbon around it, and give them out in place of pinches on St. Patrick’s Day!

What is your favorite munch mix add-in?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  4 Responses to “Leprechaun Munch Mix Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Love the idea of this munch mix. Yum! St Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays :)

  2. How fun, the kiddos will love to help me make this! Thanks for sharing it.

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