Sweet & Salty Reindeer Munch

Looking for an easy holiday treat to make with your children that doesn’t require an oven and hours of your time? Darigold’s Test Kitchen has the perfect recipe for a fun holiday snack the whole family can enjoy. For additional recipes from Darigold’s Test Kitchen, you can find the FRESH Cookbook at Darigold’s pop-up store in Bellevue Square this holiday season.

Reindeer Munch

Courtesy Darigold

Sweet and Salty Reindeer Munch

Makes about 7-8 cups


2 packets* microwave popcorn (3.3 ounces each), popped according to package directions. (Or approx. 8 cups of popped popcorn)

1½ cups dried cranberries

1½ cups salted mixed nuts

½ cup Darigold Butter (1 Stick)

1 bag (10.5 ounces) mini-marshmallows

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 package (6 ounces) white chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate chips (optional)


Combine popped popcorn, cranberries, and nuts in large mixing bowl or pan; set aside. In 2-quart microwave-safe glass measuring cup or bowl, microwave butter and marshmallows at high 90 seconds; stir to mix. Microwave an additional 60 to 90 seconds on high or until mixture comes to a boil; stir in cinnamon. Pour over popcorn mixture and mix well until coated. Spread evenly on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in 250-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool. Break apart and mix in chocolate chips. Store in airtight containers or plastic bags.

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