Party Popcorn Saturday: Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn
Alright, you guys! Part two in the Party Popcorn Saturday Series!
What’s Party Popcorn Saturday?
I’m glad you asked. It’s a really fabulous day of the week, comprised of three main things:
1) a shameless, self-promoting plug for my book, Party Popcorn,
2) sharing some of my very favorite recipes and photos (photos by Jason Wyche) from the book,
3) and setting up a PHENOMENAL January giveaway by sharing with you each week all of the fun prizes that will be up for grabs on giveaway day!
Today’s Party Popcorn recipe: Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn! I have such a major soft spot for sweet and salty treats, particularly chocolate covered potato chips.
I felt like popcorn and potato chips kind of belonged in the same world– they’re both salty and snacky and foods we like to munch on by the fist-full. So I thought they’d be the perfect sweet and salty treat thrown together and covered in chocolate. And this absolutely is the most perfect sweet and salty treat! Not to mention, it’s incredibly quick and easy to make and packages really well for gifting and sharing.
And you want to know what else is really yummy with this popcorn? Marshmallows. Next time you make a batch, throw a handful of miniatures in there before you add the chocolate. It’s heaven.
Of course, such a chocolatey recipe deserves a chocolatey giveaway item too! In my big Party Popcorn Finale giveaway on January 13, I’ll be giving away this Jo Totes designer camera bag in Missy Chocolate. Gorgeous, isn’t it? One winner will get this bag and a signed copy of Party Popcorn!
And just in case you missed my previous post, I’ve also announced that I’ll be giving away this sweet Strawberry Shortcake Ruffle Apron. Be sure to keep coming back for the next 3 Saturdays to find out what else I’ll be giving away in January– trust me, you don’t want to miss it!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn
I felt like popcorn and potato chips kind of belonged in the same world-- they're both salty and snacky and foods we like to munch on by the fist-full. So I thought they'd be the perfect sweet and salty treat thrown together and covered in chocolate. And this absolutely is the most perfect sweet and salty treat! Not to mention, it's incredibly quick and easy to make and packages really well for gifting and sharing.
Yield: 6 servings
8 cups popped popcorn
1 cup milk chocolate melting candy
1 cup potato chips with ridges
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
Pour the popcorn into a large bowl, and remove any unpopped kernels.
Place the chocolate melting candy in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 1 minutes. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, add additional heating time in 30-second increments, stirring after each time, until the candy is melted and smooth.
Pour the melted candy over the popcorn, but do not stir yet.
Crumble the potato chips over the popcorn bowl (it's okay to leave big pieces). Using a large rubber spatula, gently stir to coat.
Spread the popcorn mixture on a large piece of parchment paper or a large silicone baking mat, and sprinkle with the sea salt, adding more to taste if desired.
Allow to cool until the chocolate coating has hardened, about 20 minutes. Break into pieces before packaging or transberring to a bowl for serving. The popcorn may be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Party Popcorn, by Ashton Swank
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