Summer Movie Snackin'
Make popcorn even more addictive with a drizzle of melted chocolate. Amy Spiro
Grab a handful of salted chocolate-drizzled popcorn at your next fun flick.
Is there any better accompaniment to a great movie than a giant bowl of popcorn? And while the classic is great, if you update your movietime snack with a drizzle of melted chocolate and a sprinkling of sea salt, it becomes all the more addictive.
There are many ways you can go about this recipe, and I gave you the most involved. If you want to skip the making your own popcorn portion of this recipe, you can buy pre-popped popcorn, or you can use microwave popcorn, and skip to the step where you spread it out on a baking sheet and drizzle with chocolate. If you DO want to try this version at home, just be careful to always cover the pot when the kernels are inside and keep your face away - if a kernel pops you can get splashed with hot oil, something you definitely don't want.
I absolutely love salty and sweet snacks, so this is one of my favorite recipes, but I've also tried a variation with peanut butter - melted 1/4 cup together with the chocolate - that is divine. Happy snacking and channel surfing!
Amy Spiro is a journalist and writer based in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute's baking and pastry track, a regular writer for The Jerusalem Post and blogs at bakingandmistaking.com. She also holds a BA in Journalism and Politics from NYU.