Happy one year anniversary to Adventures in Pinterest!
This project all started when Anna took on 30 Days of Pinterest last year and convinced me, Megan and Jessica to contribute. We all liked it so much we decided to continue tackling all the pretty things pinned on Pinterest. Some have been winners, some have not. Anyone remember the S’Mores Brownies?
With Halloween on the horizon, I’ve been brainstorming super cheap and easy alternatives to the Boo Bucket. Now, I don’t typically spend a lot of money on filling my boo buckets. My favorite filler is boxed cake mix, a can of frosting and some Halloween sprinkles but some people just want a treat they can enjoy right that very minute.
Hello, Halloween Popcorn.
These are thousands of Halloween Popcorn recipes on Pinterest. I went to the store to get what I needed to make this version but as I stood in the candy aisle realized that I could make any variation of the recipe that I wanted to.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn
1 bag of microwave popcorn
1/2 bag Wilton Vanilla flavored Candy Melts
1 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
2 cups pretzels
This recipe is a total no brainer. Pop your popcorn, melt your candies, add your pretzels, candy and sprinkles. Let cool and eat.
I do have a couple of tips from my mistakes.
1. Skip the buttered popcorn. Your popcorn will be greasy and yellow, so just skip it and get the “natural” variety from Orville Redenbacher.
2. Sift your popcorn from the seeds.
3. Mix your popcorn and melted candy melts in a large Ziploc bag – Shake & Bake style – and then spread it out on a cookie sheet to add the other ingredients.
Once it cools, bag it up into a cellophane bag and tie it with a bow. Each Christmas, my neighbor treats us to homemade candies and it’s a highlight of the season. I think a bag of this Halloween Popcorn will be gladly received by anyone.
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