Meg Makes: If they're playing in snow, try this cookbook-approved mix
A while back, my favorite cookbook company, Gooseberry Patch, chose this recipe to be included in its book, "The Christmas Table."
The recipe is for a sweet treat I created the winter of 2011 after being snowed in.
It is delicious and decadent, two of my favorite snack characteristics — and perfect for munching on while you're watching the big game.
You can find the entire collection of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, as well as more recipes, at http://www.gooseberrypatch.com.
Snowed-In Snack Mix
6 cups plain popcorn
1 12-ounce bag white chocolate baking chips
1 cup chocolate-covered raisins
3 ounces whole almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt
Melt baking chips in a glass bowl in the microwave for about two minutes or as long as necessary. Add almonds to a small skillet and toast over medium heat until golden and aromatic. (Don't let them burn.)
To a large bowl, add popcorn, then almonds. Add salt and mix well. Add chocolate-covered raisins, and then drizzle melted white chocolate over the whole combination and mix well to distribute ingredients evenly. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and let cool. Break into smaller chunks and enjoy. Store in a well-sealed container.
Meg Dickinson is a local communications professional who spends many of her waking hours daydreaming about food. To submit a recipe for her consideration, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.