Easy Reese’s Popcorn Munch & Perfect Pop App
The key to perfect popcorn is, of course…not burning the popcorn. Any of the popcorn. Because once you’ve got one rogue burnt piece, the smell of it is enough to ruin the rest of the batch. Not to mention the smell of your kitchen! And, can I just ask–how can a bag of burnt popcorn stink up a room for soo long???????? Seriously, it sticks around for days. Someone explain that to me, please!
Anyway. I’ve decided that we need a popcorn sensing sixth sense. Like, some kind of super sniffer that lets us know right before the popcorn is going to burn. So that we can sprint to the microwave, hit the stop button just in time, and pull out our perfectly popped bag of not-burned popcorn.
Hey, guess what! Now there’s an app for that.
Pretty awesome right? Pop Secret has made an iPhone® app called Perfect Pop to help make sure every single bag of Pop Secret pops perfectly. You can download the app for free on the Apple App Store* or find a link on PopSecretLabs.com! It’s SUPER easy to use… Once you’ve downloaded the app, simply place it near your microwave (but not on or in) and press start at the same time you start the microwave.
The app “listens” to the popping sounds happening in your microwave and lets you know when it’s time to hit that stop button!
The “almost done” guy is my favorite. How cute is that?! And this app even congratulates you when you manage to pull your bag out on time… I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a little extra positive reinforcement any day. Even from an animated popcorn kernel :) !
Once you’ve successfully popped your popcorn, I highly suggest you move on to one more phase of prep work…the drowning of your perfectly popped kernels in chocolate and peanut butter, followed by a good tossing with miniature peanut butter cups and peanut butter candies.
This popcorn is a family favorite, and I’m sure you’ll love it too! We like to eat it while the chocolate is still warm and melt-y (napkins are a must). But, you can wait for it to cool and harden before serving. Just be sure to eat it within about a day of making it for the very best taste and texture.
- 1 - 3 oz bag Pop Secret popcorn (in butter, kettle corn, or 94% reduced fat)
- 3/4 cup chocolate melting candy (like Hershey's Baking Melts or Candiquik)
- 2 Tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup Reese's Mini Cups
- 1 cup Mini Reese's Pieces
- Pop popcorn according to directions on box (or using your Perfect Popcorn App!).
- Remove popcorn from microwave and place popped kernels in a large bowl.
- Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together (about 1 minutes in the microwave) and stir until smooth. Pour over the popped popcorn.
- Use a rubber spatula to coat the popcorn in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Toss in the peanut butter cups and candies.
- Eat straight from the bowl right away, or spread on a piece of parchment paper or a silicon mat to cool and harden.
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