My favorite treat combination at the movies is popcorn with M&Ms. I’m a total sucker for that whole sweet and salty thing. With that in mind, I suppose it’s no big surprise that this Candied Puffcorn is like crack to me, is it? I have a really hard time staying out of this stuff! The easy solution would be to just not make it. Right?!?! You’d think so, but my kids love it too and request to take it as classroom treats. What’s worse is that it’s one of those easy recipes that my mini loves to help with and I have the hardest time saying no – I imagine the days of wanting to spend time in the kitchen with mom will soon be traded for other things like gossipy friends, makeup and
boys…. uggghhhhh! I guess I’ll just have to take one for the team and suffer through the many batches of Candied Puffcorn we seem to make.
In all Seriousness
This Candied Puffcorn is a fabulous recipe to have in your arsenal. All of the ingredients have a good shelf life and are easy to keep on hand for emergencies. Like when you forget about the school bake sale, or another parent asks to switch at the last minute for game treats, or when the holidays are already screaming busy and you have to come up with something fun for the class party STAT. You need something fun, that everyone is sure to love, but don’t have time to gather a dozen ingredients, swap cookie trays in and out of the oven, and need it done like yesterday. I also keep treat bags on hand, but you can totally put your candied puffcorn into sandwich bags for individual servings. I’ve even sent it in a bowl with little plastic cups the kids can serve themselves with. It’s worth mentioning how easy it us to switch this Candied Puffcorn up for the seasons just by changing the colors of M&Ms, sprinkles, and candy drizzle that you use. I’ve also created some fun printable tags, like these Bunny Bait ones (coming Wednesday), that you can use to add that little extra touch if you want to- we all know it’s a Pinterest world out there, right?
So whether you are just looking for a fun treat to make for your family or need a something festive for the holidays, you should give this recipe a try. You might as well join the club. We can be addicted together.
Let’s Get to the Recipe
This delicious sweet and salty treat mix is easy to make and fun to customize for an occasion. Just switch up the colors of the candy, drizzle, and sprinkles.
- 3.25 oz Buttered Flavor Puffcorn (found in the chip isle)
- 10 oz M & M Candies, divided (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 16 oz White Almond Bark or Vanilla Candy Bark
- 1.5 cups Halved Pretzel Rods or Rounds, divided
- 2 oz Candy Melt Drizzle pack, color of your choice, optional
Place parchment paper over a large baking sheet. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour puffcorn, 1 cup of M&Ms, and 1 cup of pretzels into a large bowl. Gently stir to mix ingredients.
Melt Candy Melts as directed on package.
Pour melted Candy Melts over puffcorn mixture. Gently stir until mixed well.
Spread over baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms and pretzels over mixture.
Melt Drizzle Pouch according to directions. Snip off the tip of the package and drizzle over treat mix.
Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles. Let set to harden. Place the mixture in the fridge to quicken the process.
When set, break into pieces and enjoy.
If preferred, all of the pretzels and M&Ms can be mixed in at one time before the almond bark is added. The only reason I divide them is because it looks prettier when some aren’t coated with white.
Love this idea? Don’t forget to pin it for later! I love to see your finished projects! If you make some, please post pictures and tag @jaseyscrazydaisy using the hashtag #jaseyscrazydaisy. Thank you so much! Talk soon!