Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gourmet Popcorn the Easy way

Miss M and I went to a craft fair the other day and suffice it to say that I spent WAY more money than I should have! In my defense there was a lot of really neat things so see, and touch and smell and eat. I didn't expect to see so many food type things, and we were hungry, not a good combo :)
One thing that we tried that I thought I could make myself was some Gourmet Popcorn. There were lots of different flavors but my favorite one was a Peppermint popcorn, which was very odd because I don't like white chocolate or peppermint flavored things. But I LOVED this. So later that afternoon I picked up some ingred. from the grocery store and begin my experimenting :)
Here we have our ingredients-

I used half a pkg of almond bark, it melted down to about 1 c.- I melted it in the microwave. and used about 1-1/2c. of peppermint candies and ran them through the food processor until they were a powder.

I cheated for the popcorn because I hate how the kernels get stuck in you teeth and hey this is an experiment remember??

So I mixed about 1/2c. powdered peppermint candies into the 1c. melted white almond bark and divided 6 cups of my (fake) popcorn into 2 gallon zip baggies. I poured in half the chocolate mixture into each and shook and gently smooshed each one around until it was mixed.
Then I dumped them both onto a cookie sheet and spread out to dry.

This was YUMMY, I think it would be better with regular popcorn, this had a really strong butter flavor that was a little odd, but not bad. I can't wait to experiment with this further : )

11 comments:

BashfulToast said...

I love experimenting with food! And I love that kind of popcorn. It's almost like cheetos! haha

Kristina P. said...

I am going to have to try this!

I am making the apple dumplings from The Pioneer Woman tonight.

kys said...

That looks like something I could handle making! Yummy too. I love peppermint.

Willoughby said...

That looks like a great recipe to make for the holidays. I usually make caramel corn from AR for the kids to give to their friends, but this looks like fun to experiment with different flavors.

5thsister said...

THIN MINT FLAVORED POPCORN NEXT PLEASE!

Raoulysgirl said...

I love the Puffcorn! It's my favorite (and the only way I eat popcorn with my tummy issues). I'm not a big fan of flavored popcorn, but I'll bet my girls would be! I may have to try this, just for them!

Monica H said...

What a cool idea! This would be great for gifts for the holidays. I bet it was tasty. And it's pretty too!

Chicago Mom said...

Wow! I love white chocolate and peppermint, but with popcorn? If you say it's good, I'll have to try it! haha! Thanks for doing the testing for us!

***Holly*** said...

All you need now is some snazzy packaging and - tada! - Christmas presents!

Buckscaper said...

The recipe looks good but the dollar store puff corn looks scary! :-)

To avoid stuff getting stuck in your teeth while still getting good popcorn flavor, use hulless popcorn - you can get it at www.JustPoppin.com and it really is hulless. In a whole bowl of popcorn I might find 1 or 2 hulls.

It also has really good taste so the recipe will be even better.

Kim said...

This would be a great recipe to hand out to friends or in goody bags. My family LOVES popcorn in a big way. Great idea.

Thank you!!!

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