Popcorn Crunch Bark
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 10-12 cups (2.4 L - 2.8 L) popped popcorn
- 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.
- 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.
You can us the Electric Pop & Stir to make popped popcorn. Add ½ cup (125 mL) popcorn kernels and 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil to the pan. Place the lid on top, then select the POP setting and cook until the kernels have popped and there’s about 3 seconds between pops, about 5-8 minutes.