Sweet & Salty Valentine Crack | Tuesdays with Jacob

Sweet & Salty Valentine Crack

February 6, 2017

Whew. How about that game last night? I'll admit we were mostly watching for the commercials and the halftime show. Except Daddy. He was watching for football. I went to bed before it was over, because having the day after the Superbowl off work isn't a thing yet, but I was sure surprised by the outcome this morning! Jacob made it all the way to the halftime show thanks to two unnamed adults who gave him cookies at the party we attended. He was WIRED like 15 energizer bunnies. He loves "Gaga" and Bad Romance from the movie SING! and he was living during that halftime show. Singing, dancing, bopping around all over. Loved every second of it.


Now that football season is over, bring on Valentine's! If you need some ideas for your littles you can check out last year's Valentine's playdate with lots of craft and snack ideas. But this year I came up with something new. Something delicious. It's sweet. And salty. And the secret ingredient is Craisins which give it just the right amount of tang to counterbalance all the sweet. It's perfect for a movie night, filling Valentine treat bags, or just snacking on while working or playing. And it's addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you! 

Sweet & Salty Valentine Crack

Ingredients:
Pretzels
Chex cereal
popcorn
pink mini marshmallows
White melting chocolate
Craisins
Valentine sprinkles

Directions:
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil
2. Layer on the cookie sheet pretzels, chex cereal, popcorn and mini marshmallows
3. In a double broiler or the microwave, carefully melt the chocolate. Be careful, you don't want it to burn!
4. Drizzle the chocolate over the mix in the pan
5. Sprinkle Craisins on top
6. Add sprinkles 
7. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden 
8. Once hardened, break into pieces for snacking! 

* If you have little ones under two you might want to leave out the popcorn! 
** I picked my pink mini marshmallows out of a bag of mixed pastels, but you might be able to find all pink this time of year. 

Let me know what you think if you try it!!!


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