Friday, November 5, 2010

Monster Munch (better late than never)

I haven't had time to get this post up yet, but we found a recipe so yummy that I wanted to share it with you, and to be sure that I can find the recipe when I want to make it next fall. We like snack mixes at our house. .you can imagine how much snack food 4 growing children consume.  While not particularly healthy, this snack mix was especially delicious, and it would make great Halloween gifts or handouts for ravenous tricksters.
Our higher level cooking kids were scheduled for a meeting last Friday.  The plan was to make pumpkin rolls.  I decided that we needed another easy project to work on while waiting for the pumpkin rolls to cool enough to put filling into.  I was actually searching for another recipe I had seen years ago--but found this one instead!  We loved it.
The recipe started with popcorn (did you know that October is national popcorn month?? It is, and I can share TONS of other popcorn snack recipes that our cooking groups have made over the years!)
Of course, as usual, much food landed on the floor.
We added peanuts, candy corn, and reeces pieces to the popcorn and drizzled it with almond bark.

Monster Munch
1 lb of white almond bark
12 cup popped popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup Reeces pieces (we added a little extra--cause really, how could you have TOO many of those!)

Place popped corn into a large bowl (larger than you think you should need). Add the peanuts, candy corn, and Reeces pieces.  Melt almond bark in your microwave, stirring after every 45 seconds. Drizzle bark over the dry ingredients.  Pour onto baking sheets covered with wax paper and let cool. Break into chunks and savor each bite!
Have a GREAT weekend!


  1. Ok, I would love this! I know my kids would too! gotta try this! I have never used almond bark before, but I've seen it. can't wait to taste it!

  2. That sounds yummy! What really gets me about this post is Grant's "shirt" BOY!!

  3. OK, we will have to make this sometime! :) The boys love candy corn, I love reese's pieces. I think almond bark would make sawdust taste good! LOL