I loved it. TOO MUCH, thank you very much, and the fun thing is if you have the white chocolate, you can use just about any combination of anything to come up with wonderful goodness.... white chocolate and crunch = delicious!
I scrambled to find some fun substitutes from Mary Connealy's original recipe:
2 pound package white Almond Bark (melted)
Melt in microwave 1 ½ minutes. Stir. Melt 1 ½ minutes. That should be enough. You might need slightly longer. Almond bark doesn’t lose its shape when it melts so you have to stir it to see if its enough. Add:
3 C. Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal
3 C. miniature marshmallows
3 C. Rice Krispies
3 C. mixed nuts
Spread out on waxed paper. Let cool. Break into bite sized pieces.
2 cups chopped almonds
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon.
Mix and freeze until needed for Baklava or as emergency substitution for Connealy Crunch... Oh, that cinnamon background taste was a marvelous addition!!!
Then I chopped up about another cup of almonds.... Nuts 4 Nuts, that's me!!!!
So you blend all this fun stuff in a very big bowl.....
Then we add the melted white chocolate. (It had been in my cupboard for a long time, it was BEGGING TO BE USED, a huge 2 lb. bar of Ghirardelli White Chocolate....
Spread it out onto a freezer paper or aluminum foil covered BIG cookie sheet to cool.
Break away one little corner at some point for grown-up research. :)
When cool, break it into smaller hunks/pieces, whatever. This was HUGELY POPULAR which meant I was hugely popular, and my ego was so grateful!!!!
If you have any left over, store it like you would any candy. I used a pretty decorative can with a tight lid. And then I wrote "Onions" on the lid so people would STAY AWAY.
But they didn't believe me, they're used to my tricks.
And this is our baby Jesus manger, with the continually growing pile of "good deed" yarn to keep Jesus warm.