Chocolate popcorn

Nothing wrong with caramel corn. Nothing at all. But I naturally gravitate to salt rather than sweet in my popcorn choice. Luckily my husband is of the same mind, which makes us entirely compatible cinema goers. But, as one who considers a handful of roasted peanuts and a square of dark chocolate to be the Platonic ideal for an afternoon pick me up snack, I can attest that this chocolate-drizzled version hits all the right salty-sweet notes.

1/2 cup of pop corn kernels (makes about 10 – 12 cups when popped)
Popcorn with chocolate illustration for chocolate popcorn recipe3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

  • Tip the kernels into a pan, pour in the oil and half the salt (1tsp)
  • Cover the pan with foil – use serious heavy foil or do a double layer –  to make a lid and cut a few holes for the steam to escape
  • Hold the pan above the heat so that it gently cooks the kernels (about 4 minutes.)
  • (Or make some plain microwave pop corn)
  • Melt the butter and pour over the pop corn, sprinkling over the sugar and salt. Stir well to combine
  • Melt the milk chocolate and the white chocolate separately (over a pan of boiling water or in a microwave)
  • Tip the popcorn out onto a baking tray, then drizzle the two types of chocolate over to create an edible tribute to Pollock
  • Allow to cool and harden for a few minutes then enjoy

If You Can Make That You Can Make This:

  • Scatter over crushed M&Ms whilst the chocolate is still wet
  • Or peanut M&Ms
  • Or mini marshmallows
  • Or dry roasted peanuts
  • Use just white chocolate and toss well to coat the popcorn in the white chocolate. It looks like popcorn and people get a lovely surprise when they eat it.
  • Switch up the chocolate combinations – dark chocolate drizzle is always a good thing
  • If you live in the UK and are lucky enough to get your hands on a Caramac you could melt that and add to the mix.

This originally appeared in the post in which I became a Belieber.

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