So I have been MIA from my blog but work has been crazy! We have also been updating everything around the house! 5 rooms have been painted, updated landscaping, tree’s planted…etc…did I mention we also have a 20 month old! So I am having the entire family over for Easter, let the fun party planning begin! So for a little preview, here is the snack for the wonderful ladies at Daycare!
The valentines day popcorn was a hit with the almond bark, but I think we need a new twist. I recently tried Turkey Hill Salted Caramel Icecream…yummy! So inspiration!
6 cups plain popped popcorn
2 cups coarsely chopped salted pretzels
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Drop of red food coloring-if you want to make the popcorn pink for Easter
1 1/2 cups Easter Pretzel M&M’s
1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and pretzels. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and water to a boil over medium high heat. Boil, undisturbed, until mixture is amber in color, for about 8-12 minutes. Remove pan from heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream. Be careful because the mixture will bubble up. Stir until smooth and add vanilla extract, marshmallows, and drop of red food coloring-if using. Stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
2. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and pretzels and gently stir with a rubber spatula until popcorn is well coated. Stir in the pretzel M&M’s. Transfer mixture to a large baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool completely.
Robin Eggs or Mini Cadbury Eggs would be good too!