This was all Emma’s idea!
She I mean We LOVE popcorn in this house! You are lucky if you don’t get your hand swiped off while trying to get a bit of popcorn from the bowl. I solved that by getting individual bowls for everyone to have their own! Emma kept asking if we could mix it up a little bit; she wanted to do something different with our popcorn. We have tried all the different seasonings like salt, butter, Parmesan cheese & garlic to name a few. She wanted to do something sweet this time; something with chocolate. We came up with our version of Cookies & Cream Popcorn.
It was so good; it was salty and sweet with a nice crunch. It was such a treat. it was quite messy eating it after just making it. So we decided to let it sit overnight. This popcorn was even better after letting it sit overnight. The chocolate dried onto the popcorn and I was nicely surprised when we tried it the next day and the popcorn still had a nice crunch to it.
I am afraid that Emma found her all time favorite popcorn. She really enjoyed making this recipe in the kitchen with me! We have some other ideas for popcorn that we’ll try to make together on another weekend. So be sure to check back with us to see what else we create together.
Cookies & Cream Popcorn by Emma
3/4 Cup, White Popcorn Kernels
4-5 Tablespoons, Olive Oil (just enough to coat bottom of pot)
6-8 Chocolate Cookies *(we used double stuff Oreos)
Large Pot with lid
Kosher Salt, good dash to season popcorn
1/2 Cup, Chocolate Chips
Put pot on stove over High heat. Add Oil and 1 kernel of popcorn. Cover with lid. When the 1 kernel pops add the remaining kernels and cover with lid. Cook on high until finished popping. When there are a few seconds in between popping it is done. Turn heat off and let sit for a minute to cool slightly. Carefully remove and lay popcorn on baking sheets (we put our popcorn on 2 baking sheets). Season with salt and let cool. Cut up the cookies and sprinkle all over popcorn.
While that is cooling, melt the chocolate. Using a double boiler, put water in the bottom pot and turn stove on high. Once the water boils, add a small mixing bowl (metal) on top and add your chocolate chips. Stir chips until all melted. With a spoon, drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn. When chocolate starts to slightly dry transfer to a large mixing bowl and gently toss.
I stored our popcorn in a large zip lock bag. Once it sat over night it was perfect!
The popcorn was still crunchy and the chocolate had dried onto the popcorn and the cookie pieces even stuck to some.
This popcorn is sinful and oh so good!! It is a great fix to that salty/sweet craving!