Some of the best recipes are born out of necessity. This is one of them. A few weeks ago I wanted a treat, but we had no treats. We had chocolate chips and popcorn. What I really wanted were some rolo’s or M&Ms to throw in with my popcorn, but then I had an epiphany. What if I actually just straight up poured chocolate onto the popcorn? And I did. I’ll never look back.
It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Oh, you hate that? Then use unsalted butter and don’t add salt. Then it’s just sweet. Either way, you’ll make this and then want to send me presents. That’s okay, you can send me presents. I love presents.
CHOCOLATE COVERED POPCORN (serves 1 but easily scaled)
1/4 cup popcorn (organic or else)
1/4 chocolate chips (I use enjoy life brand)
3 tablespoons butter (grass-fed)
1. Get excited.
2. Make popcorn on the stove, not in the microwave. Okay, you can make it in the microwave. I make it like this.
3. Whilst the popcorn is popping, melt butter in a small saucepan. When melted add chocolate chips off heat and stir to combine. If it’s too thick, add more butter. Yes.
4. Pour chocolate mixture over the popcorn and use two forks to evenly mix it, simiarly to how you would dress a salad. This is the best method, trust me.
5. If you want to, like I did, add some fancy salt. Or regular salt. Or sugar. Or extra chocolate chips. I did all of the above.