The first time I ever had chocolate drizzled popcorn was also one of the first time I went to my current church. It was a part of a welcome gift bag for first time visitors. The significance of the popcorn is that the company that makes it actually started with someone from the church. It was long before I ever started attending, but I’ve heard the story at least a few times.
One Sunday, the church handed out envelopes with varying amounts of money in them to the congregation. Each person was to take the money and invest it in some way using the principles of the talent parable from Matthew 25. Peg got $10 so she made chocolate covered caramel corn then began to sell it. After some success, Taste of Heaven was born. All the profits of the sales now go to support the local Youth for Christ. For more about Taste of Heaven and their mission, visit their website: www.drizzled.org.
So after having this delicious popcorn, I wanted to try and come up with a way to make something similar that I could make at home. I had already loved making freshly popped popcorn so it seemed easy enough. I decided that instead of caramel corn, I would use lightly salted popcorn.
I am not the kind of person that can eat lots of chocolate all the time but every once in a while I get a craving for it. One of my favorite ways to satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling like I am indulging too much is with this chocolate drizzled popcorn. I also love that it has just a little bit of saltiness too. I have made this a few times as a snack for group gatherings and it has always been a bit hit.
A Few Tips:
- For this recipe, I make popcorn over the stove in my stove top popcorn maker, similar to a Whirly Pop. You can pop your popcorn kernels in whatever way works best for you.
- I have found that melting chocolate with a double boiler is the best way to get consistently melted chocolate. If you do not have a double boiler, put some water in the bottom of a small saucepan then set a small to medium-sized metal bowl over the saucepan. Put the chocolate in the bowl and stir constantly as the heat from the water underneath will melt the chocolate.
- Placing the pans of chocolate covered popcorn in the fridge helps the chocolate to set up quickly.
- I also store the popcorn in bags in my fridge to keep the chocolate from melting and clumping together.
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What other sweet and salty combinations do you like?
What is your favorite way to eat popcorn?