A batch of this Banana Crunch Popcorn is a fun gift to make and give away at the holidays.
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. This week I headed to the store 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.
I decided that the Nestle Crunch Jingles would work perfectly. I have been wanting to create a new popcorn recipe for this year's homemade gifts.
The kids helped me unwrap the whole bag, and then I chopped them into several pieces. Yes, we did sneak a few bites because we love that milk chocolate crunch!
For a fun new twist on chocolate covered popcorn, I decided to add some instant banana pudding mix to the melted white chocolate. I only used ¼ cup of the pudding mix, so that it didn't overwhelm the chocolate flavor.
I couldn't stop sneaking pieces of this yummy popcorn as it was setting up in the refrigerator. It's a good thing we bagged this up right away because I'm pretty sure it would have been gone in less than an hour.
I also decided to try out the recipe from Nestle's Seasonal Recipes for Peanut Butter Sleigh Ride Bars while the popcorn was setting up.
Peanut butter and candy in a cookie bar is a winner in our house every time.
I bought some cute glass tree jars from Walmart to put the popcorn in for some of our friends. The jars come in two different sizes, but for the popcorn I bought the smaller one.
I think next time, I am buying the larger jars because that means I will have less popcorn left. And that means less for me to munch on!
What do you like to bake and give away at the holidays?
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I love the idea of the banana crunch popcorn. Happy New Year
Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
Love this flavor combination! Sounds like a great treat to give away at Christmas!
Thanks! It is definitely being made again for tins to giveaway!!
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You are a genus for sure in the kitchen! I can't wait to try the Banana Crunch Popcorn. YUM. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week
This shop was right up your alley and man oh man this looks good!
Yes, it was...I was so excited to be approved for this one:-)
This recipe looks amazing!! I've been looking for a recipe for chocolate covered popcorn!
Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
This is a great snack and what a perfect gift in the little jars!
That popcorn looks amazing! So creative to put banana pudding mix in there.
Thanks Karly! It opens up the flavor options to so many more fun popcorns:-)
Oh you have done it again!! Cant WAIT to try this version of popcorn mix!!!!
You definitely need to give this a try...very addicting:-)
This looks amazing!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
I love that you're so fearless and creative in the kitchen, Jocelyn! I want the entire batch of this fun popcorn. Adding banana pudding to the white chocolate is such a BRILLIANT idea and I can only imagine how delish this tastes on its own, but I can't help but imagine possibilities with pb cups thrown in (I can't help that I have the mind of a food blogger, haha). What a great gift idea!
Jocelym, I was all set just to say something nice like, ooohh, this looks so pretty. After all your title says banana. I don't do banana, but pudding mix might be another story. I buy the bells every year, and the eggs at easter. Just something about the cute shapes makes them taste better!
haha, I can't fix my typo, ok, just pretend I was drinking when I left the comment and not a bad typer!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Oh, I love this! Those bells are some of my favorites. I love all your popcorn. 🙂
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
I just bought some of those cute bells, still thinking what cake to hide them in 😉
And the banana popcorn?! Brilliant Jocelyn!
Angie@Echoes of Laughter
Oh my! Looks so good and your photos are so gorgeous! Your posts are so inspiring! Angie xo
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Ok I have seen tons of popcorn mixes and varieties over the years but never banana! Now this is creative and so fun!
Thanks Averie. That means a lot to me coming from you:-) I am so glad you liked the fun popcorn!!!
Looks very festive! I'm always looking for new popcorn recipes...thanks!
The popcorn looks soooooooooooo yummy. How long will it keep? Are you making it now already to give at Christmas time?
It will keep for about a week in a sealed container...although we always eat it before the week is up. I am giving this away now because of the post, but I will make more closer to Christmas too.
The Witch's Kitchen
I just made some chocolate covered popcorn yesterday for the first time. My boys are now addicted!
Can't wait to try this new one on them.