Snack mixes are always fun to eat, but they are easy to put together too. This wonderful popcorn mix is no exception. Kris Kringle Popcorn mix is delicious! Not only will the kids love it, but adults gobble it up too. It’s perfect for the holidays, but guess what? You don’t have to use it just at Christmas time. Make it ahead and save it for a fun after school treat for your kids.
Kris Kringle is an easy appetizer that will fit the bill next time you have friends, family and guests over for the Christmas holidays (or remember, for any kind of party or gathering!)
What you’ll need:
– 1 3-ounce bag of any kind of microwave popcorn
– 1 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme
– Small red and green candy sprinkles
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
On a cookie sheet, spray cooking spray to cover it. Next, microwave the popcorn according to the directions on the bag. Then, empty the marshmallow creme from the jar into a bowl that you can use in the microwave.
Microwave the marshmallow creme on high for 1 minute – make sure you microwave it uncovered. Then, pause the microwave, stir the creme and continue microwaving for another minute or until it is melted.
Take your popped corn and gently pour into the marshmallow creme. Be careful not to let any unpopped kernels fall in. Gently stir the popcorn until mixed and coated.
Next, spread the popcorn out on a cookie sheet. Once you have a fairly even layer, sprinkle the popcorn with the red and green candies. All you need to do now is bake it for about 10 minutes, stirring just a little after 5 minutes or until the coating on the popcorn mixture is dry.
Cool completely on cookie sheet placed on top of a wire rack. At this point it will all be one mass of coated popcorn. Once it is cooled, you can break it up into large pieces and serve. Delicious!
This recipe for serves/makes 8 cups.
For a variation, break up candy canes and use in place of the red and green candy sprinkles.