Snackity Snack


There has been a lot of snacking at my house the past few yearsmonths weeks.  I know I instigate it.  It’s what I do.  I like to make lots of sweets  to just surround myself with…to have on-hand…just in case.
In case of what, I am not entirely certain, but you know..just in case…
 Knowing that a handful of M&M’s is just a few steps away makes me smile… or a spoonful of buttercream….
What?!
  You know you wish you had a spoonful of buttercream a few steps away.
If you didn’t wish that, chances are fairly high you wouldn’t be interested in this blog.
Schooled!
I don’t know why I have this love affair with sugary treats…it’s like my love affair with pajamas.
I can’t get enough.
I love pajamas…maybe more than my black yoga pants…gasp!
Ok..I took that too far.
So, in the vein of snacks, check it out…
I will tell you that I didn’t know that I liked Craisins before I made this, but apparently I do.
I’m not much of a fruit in dessert person, plus “Crasins” just sound gross.
BUT, I will tell you, they are delicious in this fun mix.
Granted they are coated in white chocolate…and isn’t everything palatable when it’s coated in white chocolate?  But giving Craisins the benefit of the doubt, they tasted good and I don’t think a raisin would have worked as well.  Raisins wouldn’t have added that slight tartness you need to cut through the sweet and salty going on.
So high five to the “Craisin”…now, we need to find you a new name.

White Chocolate Popcorn
adapted from Southern Living 

2 (3.3 oz bags) microwave buttered popcorn
2 cups salted mixed nuts
2 cups Craisins (dried cranberries)
2 (12 oz bags) white chocolate chips
1 t. cinnamon

Microwave popcorn.  Dump into a large bowl.
Remove kernels that didn’t pop. 
Add nuts and Craisins.
Melt white chocolate according to directions on package, either in microwave or with a double boiler.
Pour melted chocolate over popcorn/nut mix.
Using 2 jelly roll pans or wax paper covered countertop (a trick my girlfriend taught me) dump popcorn into a thin layer and sprinkle with cinnamon

Let sit until chocolate hardens…about 30 minutes.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

I made this specifically for my husband to take to Poker Night…and I worried it wouldn’t be “dude” food, but apparently I was wrong…I made a massive bowl and he came home with only a little bit left.
So go ahead and snack away…there’s fruit in it, so it’s ok 😉

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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41 Responses
  1. bridget {bake at 350}

    I LOVE my pajamas, too! Comfy pants…yay!

    I mouth just started watering when I read salty and sweet. Oh my. My guys like plain ol' salted popcorn, so I'm thinking, a batch all to myself? Yes!

  2. Stacia

    I can TOTALLY relate to always having sweet treats on hand. I wish I had the gumpshun (spelling?) to get more exercise. Ha!

  3. Crimson Apron

    As soon as I saw this I knew I had to try it! It's really not something I would mess around with at home, but I knew it would be perfect for work. At my restaurant we give an assortment of housemade candies to each table with their check. Every week I do different kinds of candies. Chocolates, caramels, hard candy and with the new popcorn machine the sous chef bought…all kinds of popcorn! I read this post Thursday morning…at 10am I walked into work and pulled out the popcorn maker an white chocolate. I changed the recipe a bit…to put a fine dining twist on it. Instead of craisins, I used dried cherries. For the nuts I used pecans, sliced almonds and pine nuts. I also used whole butter and sea salt before I added the chocolate. The Chef loved it! And so far it has been a big hit with the guests. Thanks for the idea!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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