(from Jen L.)
This is a fun, easy thing to make for a party anytime of the year (you can just buy the M&M's that go with the appropriate season!) Warning: Not for those who don't like to get their hands sticky while making food! This is definitely a hands on project!
1 (16 oz) bag of mini marshmallows
20 Kraft caramels
1/4 cup of butter, cut into small cubes
10 cups of popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups of peanuts
1 cup of M&Ms
Grease a bunt pan or other container you would like to use.
Pop the popcorn and place in large bowl.
In a glass bowl, microwave marshmallows, caramels and butter (uncovered) for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through (I had to do mine a little bit longer to make sure the caramels were completely melted). Just a note - this makes THE most sticky substance I have EVER come in contact with!
Add the melted mixture to the popcorn and stir well.
Stir in peanuts and M&Ms and press into greased pan. (I put butter on my hands to help keep myself from getting entirely caught up in the goo!) =)
Let cool, invert on a plate and cut into slices with a serrated knife.