Lip-Smacking Popcorn Concoction

This is an easy and extremely tasty recipe! Every time I make this, I have people lined up to get the recipe! Cereal, corn chips, pretzels and nuts are coated with a vanilla confectioner’s coating (also known as almond bark). This recipe makes a LOT–enough to fill an entire punch bowl and then some! Great for get-togethers.

Original recipe makes 20 servings


2 envelopes microwave popcorn without butter, popped
4 cups corn cereal puffs (e.g. Kix™)
1 (10.5 ounce) bag extruded corn chips (e.g. Fritos™)
2 (2.25 ounce) packages blanched slivered almonds
2 cups thin pretzel sticks
1 pound vanilla flavored confectioners’ coating

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    3 mins


    23 mins


  1. Cover a large flat surface with waxed paper. In a large bowl, stir together the popcorn, cereal, corn chips, almonds, and pretzels.
  2. Melt the confectioners’ coating in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Continue to cook at 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the coating is smooth.
  3. Pour melted coating over the cereal mixture. It’s best to use a large metal spoon, and pour 1 or 2 spoonfuls at a time then mix to ensure even distribution. (A second person can be useful here – one to pour, one to mix.) Once everything is coated, spread the mixture out onto waxed paper in a thin layer. Let stand for about 1/2 hour, or until coating is dry. Transfer to a bowl to serve, or store in an airtight container.


Calories: 317 kcal
Carbohydrates: 36.5 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Fat: 16.8 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Protein: 5.6 g
Sodium: 323 mg