The Grammy Awards are coming up next weekend and, since we’ll take any excuse for a party, we decided to put together some inspiration for a Grammy watching fete!
My personal favorite part of watching the awards is the dresses. The pretty ones and the what were they thinking? ones are all so fun to see! But my favorite part about the watching party has got to be the snacks and treats, duh! You can’t gawk and poke fun at the stars without some yummy food. Well you can but I don’t think you should! Especially when we’ve got a delicious snack mix right here for you to whip up and go crazy over!
This mix is seriously so yummy. I’m a huge fan of sweet and salty treats and I thought it was the perfect metaphor for Grammy awards night, what with the aforementioned hit-or-miss fashion, the performances that are bound to range on the spectrum from great to shocking, and even the mix of sweet and not-so-sweet starlets who’ll be gracing the screen. Plus, don’t the bugles kind of look like a gramophone!? :D
The base of this mix is SkinnyPop so a whole lot of it doesn’t have to mean a whole lot of calories. With that, don’t you think this mix deserves its own award!? We do!
AND this post also contains an awesome printable ballot for guessing the winners and tons of easy party ideas! We’re loving the idea of a black and white party, accented with gold of course (and maybe a little purple!) and we can’t wait to host our own little Grammy get-together! If you’re feeling the awards vibe, or you just want a handful of this stellar sweet and salty chocolate caramel popcorn mix, then click the read more button below!
- Bag of SkinnyPop (original or dusted dark chocolate) //
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder //
- 2 Tbsp sugar //
- 1/4 tsp salt //
- 1/4 C crushed peanuts //
- 1/8 C whole salted peanuts //
- 2 Tbsp caramel sauce //
- 1/2 bag Twix bites (or 1 C chopped Twix bars) //
- 1 bag Caramel Bugles //
- Gold sixlets //
- Gold sprinkles //
Really all the ingredients are optional, just use the ones you like and omit the ones you don’t!
If you can find a bag of dusted dark chocolate SkinnyPop (available online) then skip step one.
- Pour half the bag of original SkinnyPop into a large bowl. Mix cocoa powder with sugar and salt and sprinkle on popcorn. Stir to coat popcorn.
- Add remaining popcorn and the peanuts to the bowl. Pour caramel sauce over and then stir to combine.
- Chop Twix bars (I cut Twix bites into fourths with kitchen shears) and add to mix along with sixlets.
- Dowse with sprinkles and some more salt.
- Stir it all together!
I housed my mix in a fun vinyl record bowl, for which you can find tons of tutorials online! Its one of the fun ideas we have on our Grammy party inspiration board below!
And don’t forget to scroll to the end of the post for links to the printable ballot (thanks to SkinnyPop for providing!) and bingo boards!