Monday, December 20, 2010

If you don't love this, I'll jolly your face

Dudes, so even after a CRAP-filled weekend, it's time for Jen's Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest and lucky for you, Candyland loves everything sweet, so this was a breeze. The jolly part, meh. You can visit the other delicious entries (the recipes, not the entrants) HERE.

But before you go, take off your shoes, stay awhile. Wait, do your feet smell? Maybe you should keep your shoes on. But kick them up, relax. Wait, do you have snow on your shoes? Keep them on the floor. Lean back, take a breath. Wait,...okay nevermind. Yesterday I made the motherloadeth of treat baskets for some sweet peeps.

One of those creations was my every-occasion AFTER P-P-P-PARTY POPCORN!
To make this super sweet treat, here's what you need:
-1 bag of popcorn, popped (obvs)
-1/2 large bag peanut M&Ms
-About 2 cups of mini marshmallows
-10-12 Hersheys kisses (you can substitute with any of your favorite candy for this one. Sometime sI use Reese Pieces)
-1 package of white baking chocolate (preferably the microwavable kind
-Super-sized bowl (not to be confused with the Superbowl) (that would be weird)

Here's whatcha do:
Melt the white chocolate according to package directions.
Shake out half of the popcorn into the bowl.
Place 1 cup mini marshmallows, 1/4 of the M&Ms and half of whatever other candy you use on top.
Drizzle liberally with white chocolate (you'll use a good amount)
Follow with the 2nd layer of everything.
Drizzle with white chocolate again.
Let harden (tee-hee).
When hard (tee-hee) break apart with a knife and ration into Ziplock bags or your mouth. I prefer my mouth.

It's so easy, my mom could do it. *insert thunderous laughter* I don't have any sweet pics of my decorations, or tree or really anything else. Nor do I favor any particular bev(erage). I sacked this crap up and put it in my baskets. I'm pretty sure they'll love it. If they don't, I've been polishing up on my king-fu.

There you haves it. Tell me, new friends, friends of old, do you have a favorite holiday recipe?
Candylandstuffed. OUT.

63 comments:

DL Hammons said...

I think I just gained three pounds reading that post! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

salarsenッ said...

Candy popcorn in Candyland! You rock, girl. Hey, maybe someday you can take that candy and add it to our popcorn maker in the hubs movie theater in the basement. He calls it his man cave, but really it's the lounge the kids go to watch movies. It's set up like a theater. lol

Enjoy your Christmas, hon.

Robyn Campbell said...

Mmmm. *copies and pastes yummy popcorn recipe*

Mine is ANYTHING chocolate. Yum. :)

Merry Christmas, Candy. And a very agented new year to us both. :)

Shannon said...

One of my favorite combos! Looks great!

Thanks for sharing the recipe! <3

Vicki Rocho said...

OMG OMG OMG! I just had some of this (minus the yummy candy bits) at a party and it was UNBELIEVABLE. Adding the candy in there would be -- whoa. Copying and pasting recipe for posterity!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh man, that looks so YUMMO!

Matthew Rush said...

Man that looks good, and I can't even eat sweets!

Angela Felsted said...

Mmmmm, that popcorn looks darn good.

Anne said...

Ummm yum!!! Must make!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, I've gained so much weight from this blogfest, and have an immense craving to bake goodies today. My kids will be thrilled. My husband's taken to doing the baking lately, and in the words of my 11 yo (which I whole heartly agree with), the goodies are tasting rather bland. ;)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, that looks so good and sounds so easy to make!

Elaine AM Smith said...

That popcorn looks amazing I've never seen it done like that before.
Happy Christmas!

Kelly said...

That ppppopcorn looks yummilicious!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss candace! i didnt ever see that mix up of stuff before but it sure looks woweeee good. instead of making it here it could be lots faster if you just send a big bag of it at our house. :)
...big hugs from lenny

Magan said...

Nom Nom Nom...I just stared at the popcorn and drooled a little on my big preggo belly. I think the Holidays are pretty much a requirement for eating.

Lisa Potts said...

I'm definitely trying that popcorn. Don't worry, I took my shoes off at the door and I'm wearing fresh socks.
Merry Christmas!

storyqueen said...

That looks so good!

Definitely trying it.

Shelley

Christine Danek said...

How freakin' delicious. I have to make that. I feel the extra weight on my butt. Oh well, it will be worth it.
HAve a wonderful holiday!

Ellie said...

Happy Christmas!

Now that is some awesome party food! I can't afford the calories, but hey, it would be rude not to follow your directions. LOL.

Be Jolly By Golly

Laura Marcella said...

YUMMY!!! I love special popcorn like this!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow... that sounds amazing!!!! I'm with DL, I can already feel the weight gain.

I feel like I've done this blog fest all wrong. I should have asked all those who participated to send me the treats before hand so I can taste them all while reading your blogs. I feel cheated... *huffs*

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am totally making that for my kids!! Great choice, Candace! :-)

roxy said...

How am I supposed to write a decent comment with visions of that popcorn in my head? Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks awesome!!

Tara said...

Oh, I've got to do that popcorn!

LTM said...

omg, that treat sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!!

And merry christmas~ :D

Lola Sharp said...

YUM!! *drools*

Looks like a perfect writing snack. *waggles eyebrows*

Merry holiDAZE!

Love,
Lola

Melissa Gill said...

That popcorn looks soooo good.

Carol Riggs said...

That looks scrumptiously AMAZING! Yummers, white chocolate. Merry Christmas!

Summer Ross said...

Your sweets sound delicious! I don't really have a favorite recipe. I'm an easy bake type of girl. have a great holiday!

Ann said...

Very pretty, colourful popcorn. An old fashioned treat! Thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas.

Tracy said...

That popcorn . . . me want!!

Please don't Jolly my face. I had a bad experience with that in high school once, don't want to relive it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hope you can get rid of the "meh"s for a few days. :D

Julie said...

That looks phenomenal! I'm going to make it. Add that to the list of ten million eight hundred seventy five thousand and five things I have yet to do before Christmas....
Merry Christmas!

Bess Weatherby said...

CANDY Popcorn! Oh my gosh that sounds unbelievable! Yum! I am getting SO hungry reading through these blogs. Merry Christmas, dear.

~ Bess

Mary Vaughn said...

Okay so it's fattening. It's Christmas and I'm gonna make it anyway.

Merry Christmas!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

LOL! Looks awesome. :)

Merry Christmas!!

Abby Minard said...

Ooh, sounds YUMMY! Have a great Christmas!!

Sondrae Bennett said...

I love candy popcorn! looks great. Have a Merry Christmas!

N. R. Williams said...

Yummy.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

RaShelle said...

Your popcorn sounds fantastic. I don't think you'll have to worry about bringing out your "king-fu". Everyone who receives the amazing popcorn will be really happy. LOL

Valerie Geary said...

That popcorn had better be in my stocking come Christmas morning or I will throw things. If I send this post to my husband, do you think he'll get the hint?

Colene Murphy said...

Oh hey! We do something similar with Captain Crunch, melted choc. M&M's, nuts, and marshmallows! Okay, I think the only difference is the popcorn for captain crunch, as far as I can remember. I think. . .

YUM! So Christmasy though!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

i think i've gone into sugar shock by just LOOKING at that picture

Botanist said...

Sounds like that popcorn treat must share a common ancestry with something my wife made last week for the kids to take to school - Rice Krispies instead of popcorn, but smothered in white chocolate just the same to glue it together. Roll the mixture into balls, top each one off with 1 normal and 1 mini Oreo cookie to make a hat, chocolate pieces for eyes & nose - et voila! rather cute snowmen.

Didn't manage to get a photo because they all vanished too quickly!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Crap! I almost closed my browser for fear my hubz would see that popcorn treat! What are you trying to do to me, Candyland? I'm on a die-et!

Merry Christmas!

beth said...

That chex mix looks awesome. I want some!
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Vanessa Morgan said...

What a creative way to present and make popcorn! Merry Christmas!
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Susanne Drazic said...

Thanks for sharing this AWESOME recipe! Looks yummy!! I'm making this for New Years Eve.

Talei said...

Hands down, that is the most fab looking popcorn! I'm thinking of trying out a ice cream pudding recipe from Jamie Oliver...it may need a few test runs! ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family! ;) xx

Lynda Young said...

your party popcorn looks awesome!

Have a Merry Christmas
Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Kelley said...

Gonna make that for sure! Perfect thing to make for movie nights at college, thank you! Happy Holidays!
~Kelley

Jessica Lawlor said...

oh my goodness- that looks DELISH! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

That sounds absolutely AMAZING! YUMMY! My mouth is salivating!!! And my shoes are off but I have socks on!

Renae said...

My son is looking over my shoulder and drooling over that popcorn! Thanks for the recipe!

Donea Lee said...

Anything drizzled in white chocolate is GOOD! :) I have something similar, except it's Rice Chex, mini-pretzels and peanut M&Ms with white chocolate. Yum! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

Guinevere said...

Oh, nom. I am going to have to make that too. This blogfest is just giving me tooo many delicious things I want to eat!

melissa said...

yum! who doesn't love popcorn?

alexia said...

OMG that popcorn sounds sinful and amazing!! I am going to get ingredients this week...

gideon 86 said...

What's a few more extra calories? Right?

Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Jennie Bailey said...

Ummmm yeah, my new favorite holiday recipe??? YOUR popcorn. That looks AWESOME. I'm going to use it for our New Years Eve party!! Have a Merry Christmas!

Danette said...

My teeth hurt just looking at that recipe! Wow! And I love sweets... but that may be more than even I could handle (at least tonight!) lol. Merry Christmas fellow Be Jolly By Golly Blogfester!

Kelly Dexter said...

That looks wicked delicious :-)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Beautiful snack, Candace!

Have an awesome Christmas...

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh that popcorn looks so good! I want some right now.