Holiday Almond Popcorn Crunch Candy

In need of a very good treat to give for the holiday?  Almond bark, popcorn, pretzels, peanuts oh my!!  This is the perfect, affordable treat that when wrapped in cute holiday buckets and plastic goody bags, will make anyone smile!   You can make it small and large batches and even use different themed bags & buckets for different holidays.


  • *Air pop corn popper-because my husband is a freak and thinks that Microwave ovens (along with everything else in this world) cause cancer.  I think that SEX causes cancer and that we need to keep that out of our house too!!!!! (lol)
  • *Vanilla Almond Bark
  • *Spanish peanuts
  • *Pretzels
  • *Popcorn


I melt one entire block thingy of Almond Bark on my stove top (again the microwave issue with the man) in a plain ole pot on LO to MEDIUM LO, until completely melted. While the candy is melting, Me & Orville Redenbacher get the poppin’ party started!! I fill the popcorn to the level indicated 2 times. This usually gives me enough popped corn for a full batch of Goodies. I used a fairly HUGE bowl.. Add popcorn, peanuts, & pretzels. When the candy is completely melted (whew, my arm is tried of stirring occasionally to prevent scalding) I add the melted candy and mix until completely covered.

Pour onto a wax paper to cool, as a little holiday cheer, I sprinkle red and green candy decor (sugar) over popcorn goodness before it cools.. Fill up your favorite holiday gift bags, add a cute lil bow or ribbon. There you have a perfect scrumptious homemade gift.

I also have a picture of just a Christmas candy that I make, just excluded the popcorn. Mix candy, pretzels, and peanuts until covered, and plop down on wax paper until cool. I also add the colored sprinkles for some holiday flare…..Get your filthy hands outta there I am taking a picture…….

Ingredients Holiday Candy

Butter melting

Popcorn from Orville

Candy Popcorn Mixture

Popcorn Mixture spread

Get your filthy candy grabber’s outta there, you no microwave wanting Nymph…or you’ll pull back a stump..

Popcorn Candy Breakup

Happy Holidays Ya’ll!!

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  1. 1

    Daniell says

    That is just too funny! Thanks for the laugh. The candy recipe looks great too!

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    Tina says

    That tunred out really good. I will making this for the holiday. I love white chocolate almond bark. Plymouth Pantry is the only one i will use.

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    Kimberly L says

    Oh I definitely have to make this for the holidays. Looks very tasty.

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    Gini says

    This looks and sounds delicious. Definitely a recipe to keep in mind for the holidays. Thanks!

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    bean says

    hello, i often use a lot of your recipes, and was wondering how to print them with out the photos (to save ink on my printer). usually, i just copy and past the text into word, but i was wondering if you could create a print link without images?

    thank you and I plan on making this for xmas celebrations!

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    ~*Pamela*~ says

    Oh yeah…. I am sooooooo making this!

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    Theresa J says

    I’ll be making this for my Christmas eve party.

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    Carolyn says

    Gonna make this as soon as my “microwave” hating son goes out…He’s going through a “phase” and he’s driving me NUTZ!!!
    So I just cook when he’s not around and he’s none the wiser. Don’t tell!
    This recipe sounds like a great cure for PMS…I make one with canned Potato Stix and dark or milk chocolate chips!!! Sweet & Salty…Yummy!

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    Tracey Woodward says

    Love the recipe!! Love your comment about the husband and the microwave just as much!! I laughed out loud!! My husband is the same way..I swear I thought he was the only one like that!!!

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    Kim Lambin says

    I’m making the popcorn for Halloween treat bags for my kids’ classes. I’m going to add a couple candy corns and mini marshmallows to it too!