Santa’s Snack Mix
8-10 cups of popped popcorn
2-3 cups holiday-shaped pretzels
1 cup of holiday sprinkles
1 package of DOVE dark chocolate candies
2 cups of peanuts
3/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 package of M&M’s Holiday Baking Minis, Holiday Mint Candies, or White Chocolate Peppermint Candies
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl, combine the popcorn, pretzels, ad peanuts. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter, vanilla, sugar and corn syrup over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Pour over the ingredients in the bowl and toss until all covered.
Spread the popcorn mix on a baking tray or cake pan (may want to use two pans). Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Decorate with 1/2 cup of holiday sprinkles and stir. Sprinkle with M&M candies and stir again.
Place DOVE chocolates in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the popcorn. Decorate with remaining sprinkles. Let cool for about 10-20 minutes. Once cool break into chunks.
Store in plastic containers for up to one month.
** recipe is from my best selling book, “Love At First Bite”