This is an easy and extremely tasty recipe! Every time I make this, I have people lined up to get the recipe! Cereal, corn chips, pretzels and nuts are coated with a vanilla confectioner's coating (also known as almond bark). This recipe makes a LOT--enough to fill an entire punch bowl and then some! Great for get-togethers.

Dani
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cover a large flat surface with waxed paper. In a large bowl, stir together the popcorn, cereal, corn chips, almonds, and pretzels.

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  • Melt the confectioners' coating in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Continue to cook at 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the coating is smooth.

  • Pour melted coating over the cereal mixture. It's best to use a large metal spoon, and pour 1 or 2 spoonfuls at a time then mix to ensure even distribution. (A second person can be useful here - one to pour, one to mix.) Once everything is coated, spread the mixture out onto waxed paper in a thin layer. Let stand for about 1/2 hour, or until coating is dry. Transfer to a bowl to serve, or store in an airtight container.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

316.9 calories; 5.6 g protein; 36.5 g carbohydrates; 4.8 mg cholesterol; 323.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
This is some really good stuff!! I didn't use the cereal puffs or corn chips since they weren't in my pantry so I worked with what I had onhand. I used 3 regular sized bags microwave popcorn 2 cups holiday shaped pretzels about a cup roasted peanuts and 1.5 pounds (the whole package) vanilla almond bark. To mix I turned the lid to my round cake taker/keeper upside down and dumped everything into it and it worked perfectly. Mixed with a large wooden spoon then poured everything onto parchment paper to dry. Couldn't be easier and absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for a great recipe!:o) UPDATE 12/1/08: For the kids at church I leave out the peanuts and use M&Ms instead. We've made this by the tons for VBS and other kid functions and they LOVE it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2010
Sounded great & the online reviews were glowing. I was sold with "never have leftovers". But... I had leftovers - practically the entire batch. Eleven teens barely touched this. Some girls ate it when I prompted late in the night. Anybody who said they liked it got a full bag to take home with 'em. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2008
This is some really good stuff!! I didn't use the cereal puffs or corn chips since they weren't in my pantry so I worked with what I had onhand. I used 3 regular sized bags microwave popcorn 2 cups holiday shaped pretzels about a cup roasted peanuts and 1.5 pounds (the whole package) vanilla almond bark. To mix I turned the lid to my round cake taker/keeper upside down and dumped everything into it and it worked perfectly. Mixed with a large wooden spoon then poured everything onto parchment paper to dry. Couldn't be easier and absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for a great recipe!:o) UPDATE 12/1/08: For the kids at church I leave out the peanuts and use M&Ms instead. We've made this by the tons for VBS and other kid functions and they LOVE it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2004
YUM! This is really good--a perfect mix of salty and sweet. I only used 1 bag of popcorn as the biggest bowl I had was already overflowing. It still came out just fine. And a second person is definitely helpful although next time I make this I think I will divide the ingredients between 2 bowls to manage it easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! It's amazing - I made it for a baby shower and it disappeared! Beware it makes A LOT and you will be asked for the recipe! One change I tried was to add food coloring to the almond bark (pink for the baby shower) and it turned out very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I've been making this popcorn for years. I try different concoctions all the time. Sometimes I just use the popcorn and almond bark with no other ingredients. My favorite way now is popcorn almond bark coconut and chopped macadamia nuts. It might even be good with dried cranberries thrown into the mix. Yum! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
This was awesome and so easy! I don't really like Kix or Fritos so I used popcorn pretzels M&Ms rice Chex and almonds. Couldn't find "confectioners' coating" but plain white chocolate chips worked just fine. Since I didn't have an assistant I poured the chocolate with one hand while using tongs to toss the mix with the other hand and that seemed to work pretty well. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
I used this as a base recipe and WOW! This stuff is amazing. I used white almond bark dried cranberries chopped macadamia nuts pretzel sticks and milk chocolate M&Ms. It is so addictive! I made it to package for Christmas goodies but I better make another batch for myself or else I'm going to eat the gifts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
Super yummy recipe... hits the salty/sweet craving perfectly. A couple notes: 1- The vanilla confectioner's coating is a seasonal thing... couldn't find in 3 grocery stores (and I refused to use the White Chocolate); so I substituted in premium white chips. In making half the recipe one 12 oz. package of the white chips worked perfectly. 2-I used whole almonds just a preference... liked it fine. 3-For anyone confused on getting butter-free popcorn be assured you can still get plain no butter SALTED popcorn in the bag and this works great... or you could go old style and make your own on the stove! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2006
This is some good stuff! It's such an easy snack to make and everyone likes to eat it. At Christmas I've made it just with the popcorn and Christmas sprinkles--we put it in cellphane bags tied with pretty ribbon and call it white chocolate popcorn then. The kids love to give it out as gifts. Anyway great recipe. You can tailor it to suit your own tastes (and budget) very easily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
Super duper yummy! A hit with all my friends and family. I followed the recipe exactly except for I used more almond bark than the recipe called for to make it extra sweet. Looks very pretty as a gift in a Christmas tin. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2010
Sounded great & the online reviews were glowing. I was sold with "never have leftovers". But... I had leftovers - practically the entire batch. Eleven teens barely touched this. Some girls ate it when I prompted late in the night. Anybody who said they liked it got a full bag to take home with 'em. Read More
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