Baking Exploits, Sweet Treats

Late Night Snack Popcorn

Late Night Snack Popcorn

Will you allow me one more indulgence? I know if seems as if I am a bit fixated with the Late Night Snack flavour of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

That’s because I am.

I probably wouldn’t be if it was available in Blighty.

But it’s not. So . . .

I promise that the next recipe I post about will not be Ben & Jerry’s related. Well, I will do my very best to make sure that it isn’t.

Now, back to this delicious, easy to make, even easier to eat, snack.

The idea came from The Domestic Rebel (so it’s her fault really. She set me off again). Her recipe uses: popped caramel corn (homemade or packaged), white chocolate bark (Candiquik), Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in Caramel, and chocolate covered potato chips.

Chocolate covered potato chips – why have I never thought of this? Why have I always been content with just sticking a potato crisp and a piece of chocolate in my mouth at the same time? Why? Well, I won’t be doing that anymore. Except in cases of emergency.

Two of the items on the list you can’t get in the UK, so I did some thinking and came up with some readily available substitutes.

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Firstly, take some white chocolate and melt it. I don’t mind what make of chocolate you use or how you melt it (over water or in the microwave. I think using the microwave takes longer but that probably has something to do with my paranoia about burning it, so I tend to melt it in 20 second blasts . . .)

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Then dump in your popcorn and give it a good mix until it is all nicely coated in the chocolate.

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Spread onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

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Next, melt your milk chocolate (I used the same bowl, because this is supposed to be quick and easy and who wants four bowls to wash up / put in the dishwasher?). Add the salted potato crisp of your choice, giving them a quick squeeze to break them up as you do so. Mix them about until they are coated in the chocolate (don’t worry if some of them break up. I like the mixture of little bits and larger shards). Then spread / sprinkle as best as you can over the popcorn.

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Finally, melt the Caramac bar and using a teaspoon, drizzle it all over the popcorn / chocolate potato crisp combo.

Now all you have to do is wait for the chocolate to harden again before breaking it up into pieces and serving.

Yummy yummy. It won’t last long, I promise.

LATE NIGHT SNACK POPCORN

Ingredients:

  • 50g white chocolate
  • 100g toffee covered popcorn
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 40g salted potato crisps
  • 30g bar of Caramac

Method:

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the white chocolate. Add the popcorn and mix until well covered. Tip onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out a little.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate and add the potato crisps, crunching them a little as you do so. Mix until well covered and then spread / scatter over the popcorn.
  4. Melt the Caramac bar and drizzle over everything.
  5. Wait for the chocolate and Caramac to re-harden, then break into pieces and serve.

Related posts:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Late Night Snack Cookies

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