Reese’s Popcorn Munch

Reese's Popcorn Munch - chocolate covered popcorn with 3 kinds of Reese's
There is a debate that goes on in our household
every year about this time.
It is the question of,
what color lights go on our tree?
Unfortunately I am the only one who wants white lights,
so that makes me the bad guy.
This year my husband wanted to put the white lights on…
and then put the colored lights on too.
Now in my head this sounded like a bad idea,
but no way was I going to admit that.
Reese's Popcorn Munch - chocolate covered popcorn with 3 kinds of Reese's
We put the white lights on and I went
to get the colored strand when he stopped me.
He was only half kidding.
The other half just wanted to see if I would concede!
Major bonus points for actually being willing
to go through with something that I wasn’t
entirely happy with it.
My snowman tree is very happy with this decision too…
they were getting scared of a huge colored mess :-)
Speaking of a huge colored mess…
how about some REESE’S popcorn munch?
Any treat that consists of THREE kinds of chocolate
and THREE kinds of Reese’s is an A+ in my book.
This is definitely going on my Christmas treat list.
I sure hope all my friends and family like Reese’s :-)
because they are getting cute packages of this amazing popcorn!!!
(The striped popcorn boxes are from Michaels craft store.)
Reese's Popcorn Munch - chocolate covered popcorn with 3 kinds of Reese's

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Reeses Popcorn Munch

Reeses Popcorn Munch

Ingredients

6 c. popped popcorn
1 bag of the mini Reeses cups, cut in half (not the ones in wrappers)
1 c. Reeses Puff cereal
1 c. Reeses pieces
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
2 tsp. shortening, divided
1/4 c. peanut butter chips
1/4 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix popcorn, reeses cups, and cereal in a large pan lined with waxed paper. In a microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips and 1 tsp. shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and toss until everything is coated. Sprinkle with the reeses pieces. Place pan in refrigerator and let set for about 5 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and break into chunks.
  2. In another microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter chips and 1/2 tsp. shortening. Heat until melted. Do the same for the chocolate chips. Drizzle with the melted peanut butter and chocolate chips. Let set again. Store in an air tight container.
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Still need more Reeses in your life? Check out:

Reeses Nutter Butter Cookies from Shugary Sweets
Reeses Peanut Butter Banana Bread from Cookies and Cups
Reeses Fudge Pie from Mandy’s Recipe Box

 
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh YUM! I love Reeses anything…I love the addition of the cereal. I’m white lights all the way…although I have a strand of only red ones because red’s my favorite :)

  2. says

    This is a great snack for the holidays-not many people could resist this flavor combo with popcorn! Yum!
    Kudos to you for being so compromising on the lights, even if it was his way of testing you!

  3. says

    When I was a kid there was no debate about Christmas lights as the lights were the same size as the lights which hung outside; Big. Anything with Reeses is golden in my book

  4. says

    This looks soooo good! I love “souped up” popcorn :) One year I took colored lights and put them on the inside of the tree – down the middle with white lights on the outside…it was pretty! Now I try to have 2 trees, so I don’t have to decide!

  5. Reflections from Granny says

    Yummy, a definate going to make for holiday gift baskets. Thank you for sharing the recipe and photo.

    Blessings, Lori m

  6. says

    Kill me now! That sounds incredible. My kids love popcorn and Reese’s, so I’m thinking I need to make this for them…that’s if I don’t eat it all first!

    (You should submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page–http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight)

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      We actually have a whirly pop and pop our own popcorn, but you could definitely use microwave popcorn in this. I just would choose a variety with less butter!

  7. Susan says

    This looks fabulous! I’m thinking of making to give to teachers, but I’m wondering what size bag of the Reese’s cups you used. I’ve seen them in the stand up bags (8oz) and also in “king size” 2.5oz bags. Please help! Thanks!

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