Your Christmas Party Menu: a Red Drink and a Green SnackChristmas party time is in full swing! Here are two recipes to satisfy all of your red-and-green cravings.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
2/3 cup strawberry or raspberry wine
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Heat wine, chocolate, and milk in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until everything has melted together. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt, and serve hot.
Grinch-Green Chocolate Popcorn Mix
3/4 cup unpopped popcorn
12-oz package green candy melts (Wilton brand is easy to find)
1 cup red M&Ms
1 cup pretzels, crushed
Pop the popcorn according to your favorite method. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl, filtering out as many unpopped kernels as you can. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 2-3 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, just until melted. Pour the melted candy over the popcorn, and gently stir to coat. Spread the coated popcorn out onto a silpat or parchment paper, and pour M&Ms and pretzels over the top of the popcorn. Press toppings carefully into popcorn mixture, just so they stick to the candy melts. Let popcorn cool, then break into pieces and serve.
Need somewhere to eat, drink, and be merry? Grab a couple friends, your homemade snacks, and host your own mini-Christmas party at one of our public paint classes!*
*ugly sweaters are encouraged, but not required :)