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Party Popcorn Saturday: Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn

Party Popcorn, by Ashton Swank

 

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!

Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn

 

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.

Chocolate Potato Chip Popcorn

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!

Print Recipe

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

Ingredients:

8 cups popped popcorn

1 cup milk chocolate melting candy

1 cup potato chips with ridges

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

Directions:

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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Ashton

Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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5 Responses to “Party Popcorn Saturday: Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn”

  1. Jessica @ Sweet Menu posted on December 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm (#)

    Eeek! Love this crazy sweet and salty popcorn cluster! It reminds me when friends of mine would get a bucket of salty popcorn at the movies and pour in malteasers (whoopers). Add a few potato chips and it sounds like sweet and salty heaven! 

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on December 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm (#)

    that is SUCH a tasty and BRILLIANT idea! Popcorn and potato chips covered in chocolate is just sweet and salty heavennn

  3. Sharon @ savormania posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:40 am (#)

    Love your photography! This look delicious!

    • Ashton posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm (#)

      Jason Wyche photographed the book, and he did such an amazing job!

  4. Kimi posted on January 5, 2015 at 10:41 pm (#)

    This is so yummy! love love <3