I must say I am loving the new direction I am taking for my blog. With my move towards recipes, crafts and giving you as readers more perspective into my life as a farmer’s wife. I must say the season is a little slow right now unless you really want to hear about a broken down piler or harvester. To be honest I couldn’t really tell you much about that anyway
Soon I assure you planting season will be among us and I should have some news to share with you but first we must have St. Patrick’s Day and my oldest 5th birthday party.
A birthday party is hanging heavily on my mind right and getting everything planned just right for that but I knew I had to share at least one St. Patrick’s Day recipe. So thank you to Mama Loves Her Bargains who posted this Cupid’s Crunch recipe because I knew I could easily adapt it for St. Patrick’s Day. Luck Of The Irish Crunch is so versatile for any holiday. Use pale pink, yellow and green for Easter. Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July. Black and orange for Halloween. You get the point of how versatile this crunch is.
Not only is it versatile in the colors that can be used but the ingredients are are pretty versatile. I really was wishing I had some peanuts on hand but I can guarantee there will be other opportunities to give that a whirl. This time around I used Reese’s Pieces candy but M&M’s would work like a charm as well.
The Cast Of Luck Of The Irish Crunch
3 cup of popped popcorn or one bag of microwave popcorn
2 cups of Rice Chex
2 cups pretzels (I used rods and broke them in half to be bite size for little mouths)
1 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s
12 ounces of Wilton Green Candy Melts
Directions For Luck Of The Irish Crunch
1. Get a big bowl. Your going to need it.
2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
3. Combine popped popcorn, rice chex, pretzels and Reese’s pieces in your big bowl and set aside.
4. Melt 12 ounces of Wilton Green Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted thoroughly. I had to add 1 tablespoon of shortening to my melted chocolates because they were pretty thick and I wanted to them to pour. Make a judgement call here if the melted chocolates will “run” off your spoon they are good without the shortening.
4. Pour your melted candy melts over the top of your chex, pretzel, popcorn, Reese’s mixture and mix it up to make sure everything is coated.
5. Spread your mixture out onto your covered cookie sheet and allow to cool.
6. Once your mixture has completely cooled you can break into pieces to put into your kids lunch, snack time, or to feed a party crowd with.
My favorite part is the Chex and my husband loved the pretzels. The kids picked out the Reese’s of course. What do you think would be your favorite ingredient?