Dark chocolate can be melted and poured over popcorn.
Chocolate covered popcorn, like caramel popcorn, is a favorite treat for many children. It combines the sweet and savory flavors desired by children and adults. Chocolate covered popcorn makes a great Christmas and Halloween gift. There are a few different ways to make these delicious treats. Experiment with all of them and see which one brings out the desired flavor and texture.
Chocolate-covered popcorn is a kids favorite treat.
The easiest way to make chocolate-covered popcorn involves using chocolate chips. Pop the desired amount of plain popcorn in the microwave or with a popcorn popper and spread on a greased baking sheet. Melt a tablespoon of butter with a handful of marshmallows in a pan over medium heat. Add a dash of vanilla for flavor, then stir in a handful of chocolate chips. Spread the melted mixture over the popcorn and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121.11 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes.
Chocolate-covered popcorn can also be made with cake mix. Prepare plain popcorn in the microwave or popcorn and spread on a greased baking sheet. Mix equal parts of the cake mix and evaporated milk, then add twice as much sugar. Place the mixture over medium heat and stir continuously until it boils. Lower the heat and stir continuously until a soft ball forms, then remove from the heat. Beat in the mixer for ten minutes, pour evenly over the popcorn and let it harden.
For quick and easy chocolate-covered popcorn, microwave a bag of buttered popcorn and pour it into a large pot. In a small melting pan, add some butter with equal amounts of chocolate chips, popcorn and corn syrup. Pour the hot mixture into the large pot with the popcorn and mix quickly. Spread on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with icing sugar. Add holiday sprinkles for a festive look.
Chocolate covered popcorn varies in sweetness depending on the amount of chocolate used. Use lots of chocolate chips and sugar to make chocolate-covered popcorn that tastes like candy. Chocolate chips are available in various levels of sweetness, such as cocoa-flavored, unsweetened, and semi-sweet. Try using white chocolate chips, caramel chips or caramel chunks. The way to make chocolate covered popcorn is a matter of preference and availability of ingredients.
Chocolate covered popcorn is a great Christmas gift. Roll the popcorn into balls before it hardens, and stack two of them on top of each other to make snowmen. Decorate the snowmen as desired. Wrap the finished snowmen in colored cellophane and tie with a ribbon.