Sunday, December 19, 2010

White Chocolate Popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn is just heaven to eat and a fun treat to have on hand for a holiday snack.

You will die when you see how easy this is to make! 

You will need:
popcorn kernels
white chocolate
 Pop about 1/2 cup kernels of popcorn.  Use your amazing popcorn popper that your cousin bought you for your wedding gift.  This Sunbeam appliance will.not.die.  We use this at least 3-4 times weekly for 9 years now and it just keeps popping! 

Dump all the popcorn into a large pan and look for any un popped kernels. 
Sneaky three right here.  

 In a large bowl - mix 1/2 bag of mar mars (as we call them around here) and a 1/2 bag of M&M's
Add popcorn and mix together....
In a microwavable dish, melt 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips or white almond bark.  Stir every 30 seconds until melted.
 I like Nestle...but the almond bark is good also. 
 When chocolate is melted - pour over popcorn mixture, stir well and make sure everything is evenly coated with chocolate.  Put into parchment paper covered cookie sheet to set.   About 15-20 minutes.
Linking up to Coastal Charm

Friday, December 10, 2010

Candy Cane Puffs

 1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
package white chips
1/2 cup peppermint candies, crushed

Combine flour and salt; set aside.
Blend together butter and sugar; beat in egg and extracts. Mix into flour mixture using low speed. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for one hour.Or more if you are like me and had things to do and forgot about it for two.

Shape dough into walnut-size balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes; cool. 
Melt white chocolate chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
Dip tops of cooled cookies into melted chocolate. Sprinkle on crushed peppermints; set on wax paper or parchment paper until hardened. Makes about 3 dozen.
 These were SO SO easy to make and they were yummy!!
Linking up to the cookie party at Pleasant Home and the party at No Minimalist Here!

I got this recipe from cute Julie over at A Vintage Chic!