Popcorn Crunch Bark
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 bag (93 g) lightly salted, unbuttered microwave popcorn (about 8 cups/2L popped)
- 1 cup (250 mL) mini pretzel twists
- 12 oz (350 g) vanilla- or chocolate- flavored almond bark or candy melts (see cook's tip)
|Choco-Peanut Butter||1 cup (250 mL) lightly salted, dry roasted peanuts|
1 cup (250 mL) peanut butter morsels
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||8 chocolate chunk cookies, coarsely crushed|
1 cup (250 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
|Granola Candy||1 cup (250 mL) granola cereal|
1 cup (250 mL) raisins
½ cup (125 mL) candy coated chocolate pieces
|Cranberry Pistachio*||1 cup (250 mL) salted, roasted shelled pistachios|
1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries
1 tsp (5 mL) Korintje Cinnamon
Choose a variation. Spray bottom of Large Sheet Pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pop popcorn according to package directions.
Place popcorn in large Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl, being careful not to add unpopped kernels. Place pretzels in small resealable plastic bag; seal. Using hands, break up into smaller pieces and add to mixing bowl.
Place almond bark in large Silicone Prep Bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1½ minutes; stir. Continue microwaving 1–1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. (*If preparing Cranberry Pistachio Variation, stir cinnamon into melted bark).
Pour melted bark over popcorn mixture. Mix gently with Small Mix ‘N Scraper® until evenly coated. Add remaining mix-ins and mix gently.
Pour popcorn mixture onto pan, spreading evenly. Refrigerate, uncovered, 5–10 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and serve. Store at room temperature in airtight container for up to 5 days.
- 32 servings of ½ cup/125 mL average of all
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 123, Total Fat 6.5 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 74 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g
You can find almond bark in the baking section of your grocery store. Candy melts can be found in specialty craft stores.