Lucky Charms Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn gets a fun twist when it is mixed with cereal, marshmallows, and candies.

Lucky Charms Chocolate Covered Popcorn - you will be lucky if you can stop eating all of this before it disappears.  It is so fun to eat!

 We have a new person in our house.  His name is “I didn’t do it”.  Sometimes he even goes by “It wasn’t me”.

All three kids have come to rely on him when some thing has happened that no one wants to claim.  The thing is that “I didn’t do it” and “It wasn’t me” has been used so much lately, so now everyone loses out when he shows up.  Losing technology is a great way to motivate “I didn’t do it” to leave.   [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn is a snack that is perfect for munching on any time.  It is great for movie nights, game days, or just because you are craving candy and popcorn after a major cleaning session!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn - the combo of chocolate covered popcorn and candy will have you devouring the whole bowl

 This past few weeks we have been cleaning out our closets and rooms one by one.  It is amazing the amount of junk we have accumulated in just a few short years.  I thought we had gotten rid of so much when we moved here 4 years ago.

4 years later and the junk is back.   Obviously getting rid of clothes is a big one.  People grow and styles change…or maybe it’s just my style that changes.  Good think I like to shop at Goodwill because it seems like every 6 months or so I look at things I bought and wonder what the heck I was thinking!   3 big bags and a tote later, and I still think there is plenty more that we could get rid of.   [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Popcorn

 Peanut Butter Candy Bar Popcorn from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - white chocolate, peanut butter, and candy bars make this a snack you can't stop munching on

This time of year starts to get a little busy.  With shopping, decorating the house, making and sending cards, going to programs, and spending time with family, I am not sure how I will get all my baking and treats finished.  And this girl, needs her sugar treats.  Well, I guess I don’t need them, but I sure am much happier when I have them.

And when I am running around like a crazy woman trying to finish all my holiday projects, at least I can be full of sugar and happy.   [Read more...]

M&M Nutella Popcorn

This Nutella Popcorn is the perfect movie night snack.  You won’t be able to resist eating this sweet and salty treat.
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 Last week my husband asked me to make a sweet popcorn munch for one of his church meetings.  He knows I love making popcorn munches.

I’m sure you have noticed how obsessed with fun popcorn I have become.  Have you seen this Reese’s Popcorn,  this Coffee Toffee Popcorn, and this S’mores Popcorn.  Yeah, I love creating (and eating) fun new popcorn.

I decided to cover this popcorn with a healthy coating of white chocolate and Nutella and some salt.  I couldn’t stop eating handfuls of this while it was in our kitchen.  Something kept drawing me back to the bowl for more and more.  And for research purposes, I just kept munching.  This Nutella Popcorn is magical I tell you!

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I love a good sweet and salty treat, and this popcorn has both covered.  The salt helps balance out the super sweet coating and M&M candies.   I love how the candy gave it a fun and bright pop of color.  This would be the perfect snack for watching the Oscars this weekend.  You might want to make a double batch if you have anyone else watching with you :-)   I know we will be munching the night away.

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This popcorn would also make a great St. Patrick’s day treat.

Yes, I know Valentine’s just ended, but I was over the pink and red, so of course I thought of the next holiday.  The best thing with this popcorn is that you can tint that extra drizzle of chocolate any color for any holiday.  The M&M’s can be changed out for the different holidays too.  I just happen to love those plain mini M&M’s…and it’s what I had in the cupboard that day.

If you are giving this away for St. Patty’s Day, place it in clear plastic bags or jars and tie with a ribbon or some green twine.  Thank you Pick Your Plum for keeping me supplied with fun twine colors.

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Game nights and marathon movies are the perfect excuse for making this big batch of Nutella Popcorn.  Really it is a good snack any day or time of the week.

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M&M Nutella Popcorn

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 cups

M&M Nutella Popcorn

Nutella popcorn gets a fun sweet and salty twist from salt and M&M's.

Ingredients

8 cups popped popcorn
13 oz. white CandiQuik, divided
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature M&M candies, divided
green gel food coloring (I use Wilton)

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Follow the package directions to melt 12 oz. CandiQuik in the microwave. When melted and smooth, stir in the Nutella. Stir until melted and smooth again. Pour over the popcorn and toss until completely coated. Place popcorn on lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 cup M&M's and toss again. Let set in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the remaining 1 oz. CandiQuik in a small bowl and melt. Using a toothpick, add a drop of gel food color to the melted chocolate. Stir. Repeat if you want a darker color. Place in a plastic bag and cut the tip off. Drizzle over set popcorn and sprinkle with the other 1/4 cup M&M's. Let set. Store in a sealed container for 3-5 days. Makes 8 cups.
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If you liked this Nutella Popcorn, you might also like:

Tagalong Popcorn from Something Swanky

Twix Caramel Popcorn from Two Peas and their Pod

Biscoff Rolo Popcorn from Crumbs and Chaos

 

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Banana Crunch Popcorn – Baking with Nestle’s Holiday Candy

Chocolate covered banana popcorn

Can anyone else believe that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are almost here?  Christmas is the time of year when we love to make fun holiday food and give it away to our friends and family.  Last year I started making different flavored chocolate covered popcorns and putting it in a cute tin to give away.  Last week I headed to Walmart to buy some holiday candy to put in a new popcorn.  Have you seen the Nestle holiday candy?  They have the cutest chocolate bells that are great to eat or to bake with. [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Blasted Oreo Popcorn Munch

Happy Halloween!  The one day a year we let our kids take candy from strangers…in fact, we even let them knock on the strangers doors begging for the candy.  Does anyone else find the irony in this holiday?  That being said…my kids are going out with us right behind them, watching every move everyone makes.  This year we attempted to create their costumes using only what we had on hand.  For some reason they are obsessed with the show “My Babysitter is a Vampire”, so vampires all around.  I’m just glad my son gave up the werewolf costume…I couldn’t find anything here in the house to recreate that.  Vampires are so much easier to come up with.

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Monster Mix Popcorn Munch

One of my favorite things to make is chocolate covered popcorn.
It is such a blank canvas for so many different variations!

Every fall I buy the three seasonal cereals Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry.
And every fall they sit there, because for some reason ours kids will only eat one bowl.
It’s marshmallow cereal…why don’t they eat more of it?
I remember as a kid eating this cereal and loving it.

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Coffee Toffee Popcorn Munch

It was a sad day on Sunday…
our Keurig coffee maker decided to die.
We have no idea what happened…
my husband made his coffee and everything was fine.
But when I came out an hour later,
nothing was working.
We tried unplugging it for a few minutes…nothing.
We tried unplugging it for over an hour…nothing.
We tried cleaning it out…nothing.
We tried jiggling the plug…nothing.
We tried calling Keurig…nothing…because it has been more than a year:-(
My hubby tried smacking the side of it…there was a flicker and then…nothing.
We think it is dead for good:-(
It is a good thing that I drink decaf, because I am not having huge withdrawal problems.
Although the first night I was starting to feel some crankiness set in towards evening.
(I guess even a small cup of decaf has enough caffeine to keep you a little addicted.)
 
Thank goodness for an awesome hubby who made a Starbucks run for us.
Maybe if I still had some of this yummy coffee popcorn,
I could have munched on that for a caffeine fix.
Chocolate covered coffee beans are a coffee lover’s dream…
especially ones mixed into white chocolate, popcorn, toffee, and marshmallows.
Bring on the caffeinated sugar high!!!  I am all about that!
I totally recommend making large batches of this…
the coffee buzz will get you through just about anything!!
Still need a good coffee buzz…try one of these!
Mocha Cupcakes from Shugary Sweets
Mocha Coconut Frappuccino from Once A Mom Always A Cook
Chocolate Mocha Muffins from Inside BruCrew Life
Coffee Toffee Popcorn Munch

by Inside BruCrew Life
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 8 c. popped popcorn
  • 2 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 c. toffee baking bits
  • 2 c. chocolate covered coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 2 tsp. shortening, divided
Instructions
Place 1 1/4 c. white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with 1 tsp. shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, marshmallows, and coffee beans. Toss with the melted white chocolate. Spread out on a large cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Sprinkle with the toffee chips and toss lightly again. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set up. Remove and break into chunks.
In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the 1/4 c. white chips and 1 tsp. shortening. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until creamy. Set aside. In another small glass bowl, heat the condensed milk for 15-20 seconds. Stir in the instant coffee until dissolved. Stir into the melted white chocolate. Spoon into a small ziplock bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Drizzle the coffee chocolate over the popcorn. Let set for another 5 minutes before eating.  Store in an airtight container.
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S’mores Popcorn Munch

Sweet and salty S’mores Popcorn is a great treat for any movie night.
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We have a YMCA membership that I reluctantly use.
I say reluctantly, kind of…
with all the sweets that keep pouring out of my kitchen
I need the gym more than ever now.
I work out…I eat cookies for lunch.
I work out…I eat donuts for snack.
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See how vicious the cycle is?  I’m thinking that isn’t the best plan.
Unfortunately the working out is only keeping me at the same weight…
believe me, there is no weight loss going on over here:-)
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I have a confession to make…
when I go to the gym, I kind of sort of people watch, while I run on the treadmill.
I can’t help it.
Want to know some of the stuff that goes on at my gym?
*There are your die hard work out girls…sweatbands and no smiles.  All work.  These are the serious ones…they are probably putting a good dent in their new year’s resolution.  I’m going to say it is safe to say they don’t blog about desserts and just maintaining their weight.  They look a little too “muscle-y”!
*One lady comes to the gym with a cute flower headband on…yea, I don’t see her working very hard.  The flower in her hair makes me giggle every single time I see her though.
*Next there are a few ladies who come in cute matching gym outfits…and make up.  They are very color coordinated.  I really don’t think they plan on sweating much either.  Don’t get me wrong…I am all for cute gym clothes, but that much coordination shouldn’t happen if you are really just planning on sweating.
*One day I saw a man walking down the hall in bare feet…eeeewwww on so many levels.  It was seriously disgusting!!!  You will never see me walking without shoes in a fitness place…or in any public place!
*How about the mom who was texting her son?  Turns out he wanted to know if I was married or single…not sure which is funnier…sort of being asked out by a teenager at the gym through his mom or being asked out by some old dude who still goes to the gym with his mom.  I’m really kind of glad I never saw him…could have creeped me out more!  *shiver*
*Then we have the high school/college couple that makes out in the fitness room.  Really?  Are the weight machines really the place for this?  I think not.  Step away from the machines, so I can attempt to lift something other than cookies and cakes.

The only thing that would make this people watching show better…
having a big ole bag of this yummy popcorn on the front of my treadmill.
The problem with that…then I become the one people look and laugh at and probably blog about:-)

S'mores Popcorn | Inside BruCrew Life - sweet and salty popcorn tossed with marshmallow, Golden Grahams, and chocolate bars #hersheys #smores

I better keep the popcorn home where I can fully enjoy
all the chocolate covered goodness!
Running becomes so much better when you know you can go home and
eat marshmallows, chocolate bars, and golden grahams:-)
Plus, then I am not distracted by all the gym people!

Want more S’MORES goodness?
Check out these other recipes:-)
 
S’mores Popcorn Munch

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 cups

S’mores Popcorn Munch

Popcorn tossed in white chocolate with marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and Golden Grahams

Ingredients

8 cups popped popcorn
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chocolate candy bar chunks (about 16 snack size Hershey bars)
2 cups Golden Grahams cereal
12 oz. white melting chocolate (I use Candiquik)
blue gel food coloring
1/4 cups colored sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, marshmallows, candy bar chunks, and cereal. In a microwave safe bowl, place the white melting chocolate. Heat and stir every 30 seconds until melted. Remove 1/4 cup melting chocolate and set aside. Pour 1 1/4 cup melting chocolate over the popcorn. Toss until everything is coated. Pour out onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate about 5 minutes. Break into chunks.
  2. In a bowl, combine the leftover 1/4 cup melted chocolate and tint with the blue food coloring, until it is the color you want. Place the blue chocolate into a plastic baggie and cut off the tip. Drizzle over the popcorn and sprinkle with colored sprinkles. Store in a sealed container.
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Fudge Mint Popcorn

It’s time to eat your greens.  And by greens, I mean girl scout cookies in this Fudge Mint Popcorn.  It is the best way to eat those greens.
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You didn’t think I meant the  spinach, kale,
broccoli or cucumbers that are all rotting away in my fridge crisper.
Veggies! Who needs them anyway?
Oh yea, my sugar laden body that is supposed to be eating them
so it will be ready for our cruise and beach vacation!
Maybe a padlock on my baking cupboard would help?
Oh, and maybe if I stopped hiding food for research purposes.
Or better yet, if I was just good and didn’t buy it.
Like that’s going to happen:-)
Are you laughing with me yet???
You all see how much I bake…
and really it is THAT much!
Seriously though…back to eating some green this weekend.
It is kind of a holiday so I’m thinking about celebrating
by popping green m&m’s and bowls of Fudge Mint Popcorn
while chilling on the couch with my little family!
Wait, did I say green coated popcorn?
Now there is a great idea…
I should have coated the entire thing
with the green chocolate instead of just drizzling.
Hhhhmmmm maybe next time.
My brain doesn’t think that fast when sugar is near.
Basically I have to keep lots of scraps of paper and notebooks
around for when an idea pops into my head.
There is no rhyme or reason to when this might happen.
Commercials, at the gym, junk food, cereal boxes, sadly even sitting in church.
All of a sudden it just pops in…
and could pop back out if I don’t write it down.
This popcorn jumble happens to be one of those moments.
Sadly I don’t remember where I was or what I was doing
when I thought, “Hey, fudge mint popcorn would be awesome
if it had m&m’s, marshmallows, cookies, AND sprinkles in it!”
Fudge Mint Popcorn - chocolate covered popcorn with mint cookies and candies www.insidebrucrewlife.com
Now I know that cookie inspired popcorn is not a new thing…
in fact there are quite a few versions on pinterest.
So in no way am I trying to claim something that is already around.
This popcorn does have a little secret though…
come a little closer and I will whisper it in your ear.
(I used walmart cookies because I refuse to pay $4-5 for a tiny little box of those “other” cookies)
 
 
No siree, I am good with generic brand cookies.
Especially when I am throwing all sorts of other goodies in with it,
and because I think they taste just as good.
 
If I had gotten the good ones, I wouldn’t have had enough money
for the extra ingredients…
and really the extra stuff in it really sets it apart!
Gives it the WOW factor!!
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I’m thinking this would be a great breakfast too:-)
If donuts count as breakfast,
then why not popcorn???
Fudge Mint Popcorn

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 cups

Fudge Mint Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn loaded with mint cookies, mint candies, and more chocolate.

Ingredients

8 cups popped popcorn
1 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup chocolate candies, divided
1 1/2 cups fudge mint cookies, chopped & divided
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1/4 cup green candy melts (Wilton)
3 Tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Combine popcorn, marshmallows, 1/2 cup chocolate candies, and 1 cup fudge mint cookies pieces in a large bowl. Crush the extra 1/2 cup cookies into crumbs and set aside with the extra chocolate candies.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chips and shortening. Heat slowly, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss until everything is coated. Spread out on a wax paper lined cookie tray. Sprinkle with the crushed cookies and the extra 1/4 cup chocolate candies. Let set.
  3. Heat the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Spoon into a plastic bag and cut the tip off one corner. Drizzle over the popcorn and top with sprinkles. Let set before eating.
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Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

Coconut popcorn
So the other day I was driving to pick my kids
up from school when I realized my hands
really could use some lotion.

I have been driving for so many years…no problem.
I knew that I could handle getting in my bag,
grabbing the lotion, and staying in my lane.

Like I said, no problem at all.
The problem comes as I keep my eyes
on the road and squeeze the lotion on my hands.

I drop the tube in my lap and start
to rub the the lotion on my hands.
Immediately I realize that I squeezed
way too much out…and my hands were WHITE.
I didn’t even want to touch the steering wheel.
It was bad…really bad.

My mind is racing with my options…
do I should just wipe it on my jeans or
just wipe it on the van seat?

Both sounded bad…
I don’t want lotion spots in my jeans forever, and…
I don’t want my husband to “kill” me for wiping it on the seat.

Then I remembered…I shaved this morning.
So, very carefully…remember I am still driving…
I pull up a pant leg and rub some lotion in.
Then I repeated on the other side.
All better:-)

What?
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
It’s just a good thing there wasn’t that much
traffic on that road.

Hey, I stayed in my lane the entire time.
I just was very preoccupied.
You know what else seemed like a good idea at the time?
Almond Joy Popcorn!!!!
And truly it was a great idea!!!
I mean, 2 kinds of chocolate, 2 kinds of Almond Joy,
toasted coconut and almonds. Be still my heart!!!!

The only problem…is trying to stop once you start:-)

If you like coconut, I dare you to make some…
and try to stop eating!
Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 cups of popcorn

Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

White chocolate covered popcorn with coconut, almonds, and Almond Joy bars and pieces...for the serious coconut lover.

Ingredients

1 c. shredded coconut
7 c. popped popcorn (I used extra butter flavor)
1 1/2 c. chopped Almond Joy bars
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 c. Almond Joy pieces
1 c. white chocolate, melted
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and place in 400* oven for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally so the coconut does not burn. Cool on pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the popcorn, Almond Joy bars and almonds. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and toss to coat. Spread on a large baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with the Almond Joy pieces. Place in the refrigerator to set up quickly.
  3. Break the popcorn into large chunks. Drizzle with the melted dark chocolate and let set again. Store in a tightly sealed container.
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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.