it must be obvious by now that i’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter. it’s bad. and this super simple, super cheap dessert popcorn is legit.
possibly even more important than the whole chocolate peanut butter thing…
did you know you could pop popcorn in the microwave using just a plain paper bag…like the kind you used to bring your lunch in in elementary school? well, i didn’t. at all. and now i’m pumped. buy the kernels in bulk, slap em’ in a paper bag, nuke em’ for a bit, and boom…perfect popcorn. no oil. no butter. delicious.
ok ok….here’s the recipe for the corn with the yummy stuff added.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
- 1/2 cup un-popped popcorn kernels (i buy mine in bulk at the local co-op…it’s super cheap too! around $.60/lb)
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 2 big tablespoons creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- a paper bag (or as my sexy boyfriend would say, “the bag you would get a 40 oz. in”)
- microwave (or an air-popper, or fire, or stove-top, etc.)
- small sauce pan
- glass bowl
- heat pad
- big mixing bowl
- saran wrap
- simmer some water in a small sauce pan, and (double boiler style) melt the chocolate chips in a glass bowl over the simmering water, stirring often until melted.
- add the peanut butter into the melted chocolate and stir until combined.
- put half of the kernels (1/4 cup) in a paper bag. fold the top over…making sure it’s sealed…and microwave on high power for 2 minutes 30 seconds. stay by the microwave and make sure you take the bag out when the popping slows to 2-3 seconds inbetween pops.
- put the popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
- repeat step one with the other half of the popcorn kernels.
- put the rest of the popped popcorn into the mixing bowl.
- at this time i sift through the popcorn and get out as many of the un-popped kernels as i can…and use them in another batch.
- pour the melted chocolate peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and sprinkle with salt.
- saran wrap the top of the bowl and shake until all of the popcorn is well coated with the melty stuff.
- put in the fridge for at least a half an hour to firm up.
- and then…. EAT IT.
make some for you. make some for your neighbors. make some for your friends and family. it’s the giving time of year…and everyone will love this stuff. it’s like popcorn crack.
happy happy winter time. think snow.
eat more veg