Tonight is Oscar night which deserves a treat.
Such a momentous occasion calls for spice, salt, and sweet.
This zesty, white chocolate popcorn can be made in a pop.
It’s so delicious, you won’t be able to stop.
A sinful delight? No, that’s not quite right.
It’s truly naughty, but oh so nice.
Lick your fingers good and clean.
But, please don’t stick them back in the bowl because that’s just mean.
See the recipe below. Enjoy the Oscars tonight!
Ingredients: (makes one large bowl of popcorn)
olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of a sauce pot)
roughly 1/2 cup of white popcorn kernels (enough to evenly coat the bottom of the pot)
1/2 baking bar of white chocolate (melted)
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons course ground salt (such as Kosher salt)
Pop the popcorn using this method- coat the bottom of a sauce pot with olive oil (or canola oil) and put an even layer of corn kernels on the bottom. Put a lid on, crank the heat to high and let it pop. When the popping becomes slower, take it off the heat right away. Pour popcorn into a bowl and add the seasonings (salt and spices) to taste. I’ve set out rough measurements, but you could adjust it to your liking.
Next, melt the white chocolate over low heat on the stovetop. Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn and stir until all the kernels are coated. Pour onto a baking pan lined with parchment to set. Drizzle any remaining white chocolate onto the kernels (or lick the bowl, it’s up to you). For a quick set, put the pan in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Serve individual portions in brown paper cones, or in a large bowl for sharing. I highly encourage smuggling this into the movie theater on date night.
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