Every year Tyson's grandma hosts this big annual Christmas party. In attendance are her children, and their children, and their children's children. It makes for a room full of lots of great grand-babies and lots of laughter and this year was no exception. We so missed having my in-laws there as well as some other family spread out across the country.
As far as extended families go, mine is pretty small. Growing up it was just two cousins for me so I love getting to experience having a big family.
As always Santa and Mrs. Claus made their appearance and gave a gift to all the cute little cousins.
Typically everyone brings a couple dishes to share so this year I brought a soup... which had some cooking issues... (are al dente potatoes a thing?!) and this candycane cocoa popcorn.
Thanks Grandma for giving us all a reason to get together and celebrate every year!
Candycane Cocoa Christmas Popcorn
Recipe by: Shannon, ikneadtobake
1/4 c. white popcorn kernals
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1/2 c. andes peppermint baking chips
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp sea salt
Directions: Air-pop popcorn. Set aside. In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and andes baking chips. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and drizzle with about 1/3 of the melted chocolate.
Spread popcorn out evenly gently press into the chocolate. Evenly distribute the marshmallows and then drizzle with the remaining chocolate. Lightly sprinkle with sea salt and Christmas sprinkles. Allow chocolate to harden and serve.