Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Talk about your lazy day desserts! Chocolate Covered Popcorn has got to be in the top ten. Yesterday, the kids and I were all lazy bums. No one felt like doing anything. Normally, I don't let the kids watch t.v. during the afternoon, but I made an exception yesterday and suggested a movie. That is when daughter number one decided we needed popcorn to go with the movie. And being my daughter, she of course suggested chocolate popcorn. In no time, we had a large bowl of yumminess!

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

2 packages of Simply Salted popcorn
1 cup (or more to taste) semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (if desired)
1/2 cup peanuts (honey or regular) if desired

Pop the popcorn and let cool. Melt the semi sweet chips in a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir as needed. Once melted remove from heat (do the same for the white chips if using).

Place popcorn on an aluminum lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Add peanuts if using. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted semi sweet chips (and melted white chips if using) over the popcorn, covering most of the surface. Using clean hands, toss the popcorn until the chocolate coats most of the kernels. Serve.

"The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves."
-W. C. Fields


queen of everything said...

love the quote. looks like there may be a lazy movie day in our future, and this will fit the menu perfectly

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Aren't movie days fun? I usually like them when it's raining or snowing, but since we've had neither in a long while, we made do!
Thanks, queen.

CountryDew said...

I have always enjoyed flavored popcorn. It is hard to find around here.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I'm a huge fan of popcorn, but I've never tried chocolate popcorn. It's been so hot here, we've been staying inside watching movies.

Beth said...

Wow, this looks better than Cracker Jacks! I love a good Movie Day, and snacks like these are an essential part. I really like the W.C. Fields quote.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks everyone! It's good to know that movie day is more common than I thought! Now I won't feel so guilty having one.

Anonymous said...

I love cheddar popcorn but never tried chocolate popcorn. I will have to try it. If it is chocolate it has to be good. Love the quote, too.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Chocolate only improves, I agree!