Anyone who knows me knows that I love popcorn. Okay, it’s more of an obsession than a love, per se. It seems I might have passed on my love for the popped snack onto my daughter.
We stay away from microwave popcorn due to the chemicals, but because it can be made on the stove in just a few minutes, it is still a quick and oh-so-versatile snack. Click on “Read More” to see how quickly we came up with our latest candied popcorn creation!
It’s no secret that the little one is kind of in love with all things, FROZEN. Because of that, we have mini FROZEN-inspired parties all the time and I whipped up this treat for one of those impromptu celebrations.
In case you don’t know, you can put a small amount of oil (we use the lightest olive oil we have) into a saucepan, add in a 1/4 cup of popcorn (or more), and turn on medium heat. You only need just as much oil as it takes to coat the kernels, not to have them floating in it. You can stand there and shake the pan if you want, but I’m often washing dishes or cleaning the counters and I don’t. As long as the heat isn’t too high, the corn won’t burn.
It takes a few minutes, but once the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat. You can either melt some butter and add sea salt for a traditional snack, or after making sure that there are no kernels, jazz it up and turn into a sweet treat like this.
We are very conscious of Elise’s sugar intake, so I used just a tiny amount of white baker’s chocolate – I used 1.5 squares for nearly 3 cups of popped popcorn. I used the Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Bar I had on hand which makes it sort of an off-white color, but you can also use white Candy Melts (partner links).
Once the chocolate was melted, I added it to a bowl with the popcorn and tossed it to coat. I then spread it out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and added blue sugar sprinkles before the candy had a chance to dry.
It is a quick, easy, and enjoyable addition to our impromptu FROZEN fun. You could wrap up a small amount and add it to a FROZEN-inspired party favor. Or, how about setting up a display of ‘snowballs’ on the dessert table of a FROZEN party? There are a ton of ways you could use this to help with your FROZEN birthday or slumber party theme!
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