Positively Addictive Popcorn Mix

Need something quick to take to a New Year's Eve party? This festive mix of popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms, lightly coated with white chocolate and peanut butter, takes about five minutes to throw together. You may even have the ingredients in your cupboard from your holiday baking. (I did.) People will beg you for the recipe.

I got the recipe from Beth Royals, whose recipes always are diabolically addictive. (See her recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Eggs as another example.) That's probably the reason she's won a jillion cooking contests.

Happy New Year to my friends, family and faithful readers! Be safe!

White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Popcorn Mix

12 cups popcorn (I used air-popped popcorn. Beth uses "natural" flavor microwave popcorn.)
1 cup cocktail peanuts (salted)
1 1/2 cups M&Ms
14 oz white candy wafers (the discs in the candy making aisle of the store)
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Put the popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms in a large bowl. In another bowl, melt the wafers/discs and peanut butter together in microwave. (I microwave for 1 minute and stir. Then micro for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30-second interval, until melted.)

Pour the melted stuff over the popcorn mixture. Stir gently to coat. Spread on waxed paper or parchment paper to harden. If you're hurry, put it in the fridge so it hardens faster. Break into pieces.