HalloWEEKly Blog 2: Slackin' , but doin' some Snackin'

You may have noticed, or maybe you didn't, doubt anyone ACTUALLY reads my blogs. But, I have not kept my end of the bargain on the weekly blogs. Why? Waiting on packages. Ran out of time, etc etc, you know, adult stuff. There will be one more blog next week, doing a sort of best of the 2016 Halloween season.

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I promised to share a recipe or two with you guys. Admittedly, I have made a TON of flops this season. I am going to post one awesome, simple and quick dinner recipe at the beginning of next week. This recipe is for all you with a sweet tooth out there. 

This one is slightly different than last year. I elaborate on some things and added Triple Chocolate Kit Kats to the fold. This is the ULTIMATE movie watching snack. I already ate a quarter of it last night. BEWARE! THIS MAKES A TONNNNNN! So be prepared to share!

 

WOLFMAN'S GOT DIABETES HALLOWEEN SNACK MIX!

 

• 1 bag of microwave kettle corn popcorn

• 3 cups mini-twist pretzels 

• 1 cup salted peanuts 

• 1 cup chocolate chips 

• 1 bag of mini Reese's Pieces 

• 1/2 cup honey 

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar 

• 1/2 teaspoon salt 

• 2/3 cup creamy Reese’s peanut butter 

• 1/4 cup butter 

• 10 Halloween Oreos, quartered 

• 8 triple chocolate kit kats chopped

• Orange candy melts and sprinkles for garnish (optional see note) 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 


1. In a very large bowl, mix together the popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, Oreos, chocolate chips, and Reese's pieces. Set aside. If you want your popcorn / mix to be messy, then pop pop corn and mix in chocolate chips. This will melt the chips, coating the popcorn. If you want the chocolate chips to be present in your mix and not melted. Pop popcorn first and let it cool and hour before mixing. 


2. In a medium saucepan, bring the honey, sugar, salt, peanut butter and butter to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for five minutes. Remove from heat, and drizzle caramel over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat. 


3. Spread the popcorn mixture onto two baking sheets covered in parchment. Drizzle with melted candy melts and top with holiday sprinkles. If you are concerned with the look of the mix, then please keep in mind that these candy melts are super hard to work with. When melted, it is extremely think and hard to make look “pretty”. It tends to be more blobby and plopped on looking. I broke up my mix, so the look didn’t bother me. They act as another bonding agent anyway and makes it hold even more. I would also pay attention to the instructions. When I was heating this up, I noticed it wasn’t creamy or melty enough. You are supposed to add teaspoons of vegetable oil until you get the right consistancy. THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT!


4. Let cool, then break apart and serve. I actually put mine in the fridge, and it really bonded the ingredients together. It also makes 2 baking trays worth, so be sure you have a big enough air tight container to hold, or a creepy creepster you might want to share this deliciousness with!

Just look at it! I'm already looking at my clock and anxiously waiting for the clock to strike 9, break out the next movie in the monthly marathon, and munch on this mix! Make sure if you make this to share with friends and tag me and Electric Zombie on instagram!

BRING ON THE CAVITIES! AAAAAAAAAAOHHHHHHHHHH!!!!