Here is a recipe I just have to share with you. It’s the perfect snack.
I still make popcorn the stove-top way. A big bag of popcorn kernels is pretty cheap- much cheaper than microwave popcorn- not to mention much better for you! So, when a friend of mine (thanks, Angela!) recently shared this recipe for Kettle Corn, it grabbed my interest and I knew it was something I wanted to try.
I have made it so many times since then!
In less than 10 minutes, you can have this delicious sweet and salty snack. The sugar creates this coating- kinda like a glaze- over the popcorn, that quickly dries once the popcorn is done popping. It gives it a lovely, lightly sweet taste- not nearly as sweet as a caramel corn. Sprinkle it with sea salt to taste- and oh, yum- It is so, so good! It just couldn’t be easier.
See the original recipe here–The lady who posted this recipe, Erin Huffstetler, has very clear instructions- which I pretty much follow as written. But, I went ahead and included my own instructions/ingredient list, too.
These are a great little treat to have around the house. Instead of your traditional trail mix with nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate- this spins it around a little bit by melting the chocolate and creating a “trail mix candy”.
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 heaping cup of peanuts
- 1 heaping cup raisins
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
Melt the chocolate chips.
Pour in the raisins, peanuts, coconut
Stir until well-coated
Drop by spoon-fulls onto waxed paper, foil, or a cookie sheet.
Allow to sit out for several hours, until the chocolate has hardened.
Store in an air-tight container. For a softer chunk, leave at room-temperature. For a firmer chunk, store in the refrigerator.
I make this snack mix for my family each fall. We all love it. The sweet and salty flavors of these ingredients really taste great together. It’s fun to make- the kids could help- and looks like fall, too, with all the oranges and browns!
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Mix all these ingredients together in a large bowl you can seal up tightly, to ensure freshness. (you choose the portions)