Peppermint Crunch Popcorn

Peppermint Crunch Popcorn Holiday Gift Idea at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Beth

This Peppermint Crunch Popcorn is a great gift idea for teachers and coaches. It takes only a few ingredients, and kids can help make it themselves.

If you can’t find the peppermint wafers in your grocery store, most craft stores carry them in the candy and cake decorating section. You can also substitute white vanilla candy melt wafers if the peppermint ones are not to be found.

Tip: Coconut oil is a great way to thin out the candy wafer a little. It helps them melt smoothly and flow through the condiment bottle. Also, make sure the condiment bottles and lids are dry because any liquid will cause the candy to harden.

Peppermint Crunch Popcorn Holiday Gift Idea at The Happy Housewife

Peppermint Crunch Popcorn
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
Special Equipment Needed
  • 2 condiment squeeze bottles
Instructions
  1. Use an air popper to pop the popcorn according to manufacturer instructions, and spread the popped corn out on baking sheets in a single layer.
  2. Melt the peppermint candy wafers in a mug with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Place the mug in microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. If it’s not completely melted, microwave for 15 seconds and stir. Candy should be smooth.
  3. Pour melted candy into completely dry condiment bottle. Repeat for red candy melts.
  4. Drizzle popcorn with all of the melted peppermint (white) wafers, sprinkle on the crushed mints, and then drizzle with the melted red wafers.
  5. Let cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Peppermint Crunch Popcorn Holiday Gift Idea at The Happy Housewife

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20 Minute Appetizers from Bumble Bee

Are you looking for some easy appetizer recipes that take less than 20 minutes? I’ve got some awesome apps that will be perfect at your next party or serve them for dinner!

I’ve teamed up with Bumble Bee to create some amazing appetizers from some of our favorite Bumble Bee products.

You can keep the ingredients on hand (you probably already have them in your fridge and pantry) and make these delicious appetizers your go-to party recipes when you need a quick side dish.

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These are all family favorites in my house and I’m looking forward to getting my kitchen finished so I can make them again soon!

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Spicy Tuna Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can Bumble Bee Chipotle & Olive Oil Tuna
  • 2 Tablespoons of mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon diced red onion
  • ½ cup shredded lettuce
  • Butter crackers
  • Paprika
Instructions
  1. Open tuna can and drain.
  2. Mix tuna, mayo and red onion.
  3. Place a small pile of lettuce on each cracker.
  4. Place a tablespoon of the tuna mixture on top of the lettuce.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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Spicy Tuna Spirals
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8
 
These spirals can be put together in a few minutes. The longer you have to let them "set" in the fridge the better, but you can serve them almost immediately.
Ingredients
  • 1 can BUMBLE BEE® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Chipotle & Olive Oil
  • or
  • 1 can BUMBLE BEE® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Sundried Tomatoes & Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ⅛ cup diced celery (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Open tuna and drain.
  2. Mix together tuna, mayo, onion, garlic, and celery.
  3. Spread on a tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle with lettuce.
  5. Roll up tortilla and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  6. Let set in fridge for 20 minutes.

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Salmon Rolls
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
These are the appetizer version of our family favorite salmon turnover recipe. They are easy to pass and folks can eat them with their fingers. These will be the hit of the party this year!
Ingredients
  • 1 cans Bumble Bee boneless salmon
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 tube crescent rolls ( I use the low fat kind)
Instructions
  1. Leave out cream cheese to soften.
  2. Cook onions and celery in about a tablespoon of butter on the stove top for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the salmon and put in a mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together cooked onions, celery, cream cheese and salmon.
  5. Take a tablespoon scoop of the salmon mixture and place it on the wide part of the crescent triangle.
  6. Roll up the crescent roll.
  7. Bake at 375 for approximately 10 minutes.

 

Easy Bumble Bee Crab Dip

Easy Bumble Bee Crab Dip
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 6 oz can Bumble Bee Premium Select White Crab Meat
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. In small saute pan, combine olive oil, garlic and onion.
  2. Cook over medium heat until onions begin to soften. Make sure to remove before garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat.
  3. In microwave safe bowl, combine sauteed ingredients will all remaining ingredients. Do not stir yet.
  4. Heat in microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir. Mixture will probably not be completely melted.
  5. Heat in microwave on high for 15 seconds. Stir. Repeat until all cream cheese is melted.
  6. Transfer to serving dish and serve warm with your favorite bread, vegetables, or crackers.

 This post is in partnership with BumbleBee. All opinions are my own. 


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Chocolate Peanut Brittle

I’m so excited to be part of an awesome group of bloggers for a Holiday Sweets and Savory Treats recipe exchange!  Because sometimes you just need a little sweet to go with a savory treat during the holidays.  I decided to make a Chocolate Peanut Brittle that gives you a satisfying crunchy dessert drizzled with chocolate, of course!

Chocolate Peanut Brittle | The Happy Housewife

Chocolate Peanut Brittle
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups roasted and salted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons butter plus extra for parchment paper
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 ounces chocolate candy chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Use paper towel to spread thin layer of butter over entire parchment paper.
  2. Prepare all ingredients so that they’re ready to stir in. Some steps happen quickly and you’ll want to have everything standing close by. Make sure that you have a metal or wooden spoon so it doesn’t melt.
  3. In a large pan, attach candy thermometer so that it is in the liquid but not touching the bottom of the pan.
  4. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in the pan. Stir over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved. Now don’t stir it again. Just don’t!
  5. Bring liquid to 300 degrees (hard crack stage). Remove from heat and immediately stir in peanuts, butter, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar. The mixture will get foamy and start to harden.
  6. Quickly pour into the prepared pan and spread it out.
  7. Allow it to cool completely before breaking into pieces. This will usually take about 50 minutes or so.
  8. Melt candy chips with coconut oil in microwave. Dispense from condiment squeeze bottle to apply a drizzle of chocolate to each piece or you can use a spoon to drizzle if you don't have a bottle.
  9. Store in an air tight container.

Chocolate Peanut Brittle Recipe | The Happy Housewife

Now onto what everyone has shared in our Holiday Sweets and Savory Treats recipe exchange, so you can find some more new and tasty recipes to enjoy this holiday season!

Holiday Sweets

Holiday Sweets

savory treats

Savory Treats

Which recipes are you most looking forward to try?  And, are you more of a savory person or a sweet treat person?


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Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Bites

It’s finally fall!

Of course I decided to move to Florida right before my favorite time of year, so our fall looks more like popsicles and trips to the pool instead of pumpkin pie and apple cider.

Even though we aren’t having fall-life weather, we can enjoy a little fall treat. And I can look through my Maryland photos to remind myself what fall looks like.

You can’t have fall without pumpkin and Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice is the perfect treat when you need a pumpkin fix. My family has been enjoying the different flavors of Jif Whipped Peanut Butter spreads, and pumpkin pie is definitely our favorite. 

Since pumpkin cheesecake is one of our fall favorites I created a little snack that gives you all the flavor of cheesecake without all the work.

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Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Bites
Recipe type: Snack
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This three ingredient snack will help satisfy those pumpkin pie cravings this fall!
Ingredients
  • Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cream Cheese
Instructions
  1. Spread Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice on ½ a graham cracker.
  2. Spread cream cheese on the other ½ of the graham cracker.
  3. Put together and serve.

These pumpkin pie bites make a great after school snack or quick dessert.

You can also use Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice to top a bagel or spread on some pumpkin pancakes! Yum!

While we are enjoying our Pumpkin Pie Bites by the pool you can enjoy them by a toasty fire. Enjoy!

I’ve partnered with Jif Whips, all opinions are my own.


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