Friday, October 24, 2014

Monster Munch Popcorn

This stuff is everywhere this time of year, and their are a gazillion different interpretations.  I cannot believe I've never made this before.  But now that I have, I can see why so many blogger's heed caution of this crackalicious confection.  It's impossible to stop eating.  For reals.
In the first day I made Monster Munch, I would keep ending up in the pantry, just standing there, noshing away.  
I actually decided to just eat it all, and get it over with, so that I could get it gone faster, and not be indulging throughout the day (er- for more than the two days I had been already!).  Totally rational, right?!
The trick to this treat, is to package it up, and give it away.  You've been warned.

Monster Munch

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
8 ounces white chocolate, melted
1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil, or butter
1/2 cup peanuts, salted
1/2 cup pretzels, smashed or not
1/2 cup candy corn
1/2 cup Smarties, M&M's, or your fave candy
optional Dark chocolate drizzle - 1/4 cup or 1 oz square of dark or semi-sweet, melted

Pop the popcorn in your preferred method (I used an air popper), and take care to remove any unpopped kernels.  
Melt the white chocolate in microwave or on the stove top, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until completely melted. Add the coconut oil, or butter, stirring until incorporated, and smooth enough to be able to pour.
Combine the popcorn, and all the add-ins in a large bowl, or on a large baking sheet, and pour about half of the melted white chocolate over the top, quickly tossing with tongs to distribute the melted chocolate as evenly as possible.  Add the remaining melted chocolate and repeat tossing.  Spread the mixture onto parchment paper, and if topping with a dark chocolate drizzle, add that now. 
Find a cool spot, allowing the monster munch to cool and harden.
Break any large chunks apart if necessary, and here's the trick to not over indulging, package up into fun and/or creepy bags for the perfect Halloween treat to give away. 

Happy Halloween!

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