St. Patrick's Day S'more Snack Mix and a Green Cocktail at Paseo

 One of my favorite food combinations is popcorn and chocolate. I love any kind of milk chocolate with my popcorn. It melts a little bit with the warm popcorn and that combination of salty and sweet can't be beat. So when I spotted a snack mix recipe with popcorn, M&M's, and Golden Grahams, I couldn't wait to make some for St. Patrick's Day. 

There are a zillion things you can make for the holiday, but I wanted something a little lighter and something my sons could help put together. You melt mini marshmallows with butter and vanilla as a base for the cereal and popcorn. Then add your green M&M's to make the snack mix look festive. You can use this recipe for any holiday or occasion. The recipe I followed used melted chocolate chips which is drizzled over the snack mix. But we skipped that part, because it already tasted nice and sweet! 

My son separated all of the green M&M's and I got to work popping some popcorn. I added the Golden Grahams and stirred it with the popcorn. Then, I melted some butter and added the marshmallows. I also added Vanilla Extract, then I poured it over the popcorn and cereal and stirred it together. My son added the M&M's and then he stirred everything together. I put down some wax paper and we poured the mixture onto the paper and spread it out. The next part was to drizzle the chocolate, but since we omitted that part, we were all done. Then it was time to try our snack mix! It was a yummy combo. Our St. Paddy's Day treat tasted sweet, salty, and crunchy! 

I found adapted the recipe for St. Patrick's Day S'more Snack Mix here at CreationsbyKara.com. 


Ingredients:

6 cups popped popcorn

1 cup Golden Grahams cereal

2 T. butter

1 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 t. vanilla

1/2 cup green M&M's 

3 T. chocolate chips


Instructions:

Stir together popcorn and Golden Grahams in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows. Cook and stir until marshmallows are melted. Add vanilla. Slowly pour over popcorn mixture, until evenly coated. Add the M&M's. Pour mixture onto wax paper and spread out. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over the top. Let cool until chocolate hardens. Put any leftover mixture into a sealed container. Enjoy! 



For festive St. Paddy's Day cocktails, check out Paseo in SODO! My husband and I went there for lunch. I had their Lucky Midori and it was a unique and fun drink. I also had the Caribbean Roasted Nachos with pork. Their nachos are the best, and I really enjoyed them. They have jalapenos, pineapple, lots of cheese, cilantro, and tender, roasted pork. 





Paseo 

1760 1st Ave S 

Seattle, WA 

(206) 420-7781


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