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Monday, August 3, 2009

Peanut Butter Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn


I bet that you don't look at that picture and think that this gourmet looking popcorn is a food storage recipe, but guess what? It is!! Everything in the recipe is completely shelf stable, which equals food storage! Wouldn't your family be delighted to eat this if you had to live off of your food storage? I know mine would! Food storage doesn't have to be all wheat, rice and beans. Although those things are really good to have in your food storage, you should have a variety of things, like popcorn, peanut butter and chocolate!

I love peanut butter and chocolate combined, those two together is probably my all time favorite flavor combo. If you're like me, then you'll love this tasty popcorn treat! Not to mention that it looks so gourmet that you'll impress your family and friends!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn

¾ cup light corn syrup
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 cups popped popcorn
1 cup chocolate chips

Make the popcorn either with an air popper or on the stove top according to the directions on the bag, set aside in a large roasting pan or two large cookie sheets. In a saucepan over medium heat mix together the corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Bring to a boil stirring constantly, once it has reached a boil, cook for one minute. Take off heat and pour over popped corn, working fast stir in all of the peanut butter coating, mixing well so that all of the popcorn is evenly coated. Let popcorn sit for about 10 minutes and then mix again to break up the pieces. In a bowl melt the chocolate for 20 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in between each 20 second cooking, until the chocolate is melted through. Be sure not to burn the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn either with a spoon or by spooning the chocolate into a small zip loc bag and then cutting a small hole at one of the tips and then drizzling over by squeezing the bag over the popcorn. Let set for 30 minutes and then break up the popcorn! If the chocolate isn't setting you can put your cookie sheets or roasting pan into the fridge for 15 minutes and then you should be good to go! Enjoy!

4 comments:

Roberta said...

Thanks for the recipe Kim. It looks yummy! I'll have to make it soon. I'm sure Dad will gobble it up. How come you've never made it while I was visiting? You'll have to remedy that for sure.

the mama hood said...

Yum! I am coming back here again! Adding you to my list! thanks for the comments! Aloha!

Amber said...

oooo YUMMM...I never thought to try and make this at home..I thought I'd forever have to spend 8$ on a small bag at Macys each Christmas season...do you have a recipe without the pb though?

Country Cookin' Mama said...

Amber,
I'm glad you found my blog! I'll have to post my caramel corn recipe, you could easily use that recipe and then drizzle some chocolate on top of it! yum! I'll post that recipe next month, come back to check it out!