Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple and Delicious Family Cooking: Homemade Crunch 'n' Munch

OK, so I admit this is not even close to "cooking." It's just a yummy snack. But I figured it fit into the category well enough. Or I could start a new feature: "Simple and Delicious Lame Non-Cooking Snack Ideas That Are Yummy But Something a Monkey Could Assemble." No?

Well, anyway. I don't know about you, but I'm about as likely to serve my kids Crunch 'n' Munch as I am to cut my hair into a pixie. It's just not going to happen. Therefore, my daughters don't even know what Crunch 'n' Munch is. Even so, I like to call this "Homemade Crunch 'n' Munch" because it sounds good. (Btw, I love Crunch 'n' Munch and have been known to snag a box when I see it in the dollar section at Target. Do they have it in the dollar section at your Target? I actually have a box of it in my pantry right now, unbeknownst to my kids. What? I'm done growing. I don't need nutrients anymore. (Kidding.))

All you do is combine popped popcorn (you could use air-popped if you want; we don't own a popper so I popped mine in canola oil), roasted salted sunflower seeds, and raisins or dried cranberries. Serve in individual bowls for a tasty snack. Salty + sweet + popcorn = kid heaven.

Enjoy! Then later on once your kids go to bed eat the real Crunch 'n' Munch from the back of the pantry.


Rita said...

OH! Good idea! My kids are crazy about dried cherries - so I give them roasted almonds and cherries for a snack. I bet they'd love for me to throw in some popcorn too!

Rita said...

Also? I've never tried Crunch 'n Munch. I figure it's best that I don't know what I'm missing.