June 12, 2011

Chocolate-Covered Popcorn

Yum

So, what do you do with those leftover scraps of chocolate coating from making things like Oreo Truffles and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles?  And that 1/2" or so of chocolate left in the bottom of your dipping bowl??  Well ...

Chocolate coating scraps
... make chocolate-covered popcorn, of course!

I'll admit that this was not my first thought of what to do.  My original thinking was "Oh, I have a bag of pretzels in the pantry.  I'll get those out and make some chocolate-covered pretzels."  When I opened the pantry door, there it was ... a microwave popcorn packet staring at me.  And it had to be done.  I threw that popcorn packet into the microwave, melted all my chocolate scraps together, and then tossed the two together in a big ol' bowl.
You put the chocolate in the popcorn ... and you stir it all up!
Then I  spread the coated popcorn out on some wax paper and let the chocolate to set. 

Next time I think I'll throw in some pecans, cashews, peanuts, or other nuts.  It'll be a homemade version of Harry & David's Moose Munch!  Oh, how I love that stuff.
Just chillin'
Anyway, store your chocolate-covered popcorn in an airtight container.  Or, you can toss it in the freezer ... if it lasts that long!

P.S. - This treat received my Daddy's (our official family popcorn fanatic's) seal of approval!!

7 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely dangerous. I don't think I'd be able to stop eating it.

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  2. I love it, Chocolate and popcorn!

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  3. This great, love the sweet and salty combo:)

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  4. You are too creative! You should do a little shop, I will work in it...Just saying!

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  6. Ooooh you're a genius! I've been popping my own corn to help keep the sodium level down, and I put a little butter and cinnamon on it the other day and it was delicious. But I will try this for sure!

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