December 22, 2015

Sweet and Salty Christmas Crunch

It's not Christmas at Quarters One until the Christmas Crunch is made and consumed!
Here are the ingredients we use...although they can vary from recipe to recipe.

Just in case you're not sure that's pretzels, M&Ms, peanuts, and crushed soft peppermints.  
I roughly use about a cup of each ingredient, maybe 2 cups of pretzels, toss in a large bowl.
Melt 1 bag of this...

I use one of my few pieces of Polish Pottery to melt the chocolate for 1 min and 10 seconds in the microwave.  Even though it won't appear melted, it should be, and the bowl will be sufficiently warm to continue the melting as you stir it. 
(If you have to keep heating do so in increments of 5 seconds if you over microwave you'll have a hard mess.)

Pour the melted chocolate over all ingredients working quickly as the chocolate will harden pretty fast.
Spread it all out on a piece of wax paper on a flat surface.  After about 5 or 10 minutes you can break it up and put it into a container.

I have no idea how long this will last because it never makes it more than a day in our house! But, I would imagine it would last a few days in an air tight container before the pretzels become a little stale.
I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas week!
'Til next time....

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