Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweet and Salty Valentine's Snack Mix

Our Friday snow day also included a little cooking...if you call melting chocolate and popping popcorn cooking.  This sweet and salty Valentine's Snack Mix was found on pinterest, but was very similar to the party popcorn we served at William's birthday.

2 bags of popcorn popped
2 cups pretzels
2-3 small packages of m&m's
6-8 oz white chocolate chips
Valentine's sprinkles

*Mix the popcorn and pretzels in a 9X13 dish
*Melt chocolate in the microwave, I started with half of the bag.  (I have the hardest time melting white chocolate, but  doing 30 second intervals at 50 percent power seemed to really work)
*Drizzle melted chocolate over and mix with your hands.  I melted more chocolate because there didn't seem to be enough sweet.
*Before chocolate hardens add your m&m's and sprinkles.
*Recipe above suggests spreading on a large baking sheet.  I didn't do this, but think it would have helped because there were some chunks that were stuck together after hardening.

We packaged up and gave away with a few of Lauren's handmade Valentine's.

I don't know about you but Valentine's Day to me signals that spring isn't far behind.  The past six weeks have felt so long and even though we have kept busy, I can tell we are all a little bored and ready for a change of seasons.  Please spring, arrive soon!



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