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worthy of an Oscar (recipe 6 of the 52 recipe resolution)

February 27, 2013
dark chocolate covered popcorn

dark chocolate covered popcorn

Mike and I were invited to an Oscars part on Sunday by a friend I’ve just met recently. It was a small gathering of friends who’ve all met each other through running.  As I contemplated what snack to bring I thought….Oscars = movies = POPCORN!  But how do you dress up popcorn so that it’s Oscar worthy?  You cover it in dark chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt, that’s how.  The downside, if there is one, is that you can’t eat just one handful.  At least dark chocolate isn’t horribly sweet and the sea salt adds such a nice finish.  It’s a lovely little snack to have around so long as there are others to help you finish the bowl.

Dark Chocolate covered Popcorn with sea salt
Adapted slightly from theKitchn

1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 tsp fine sea salt, divided

Heat the oil and a few kernels of popcorn in a covered medium pot, over medium heat, until the test kernels pop.  Pour in the remaining kernels, cover pot again and shake to distribute.  As the popcorn pops, shake pot occasionally.  Immediately remove from heat once the popping slows to 2-3 seconds between pops. Pour popcorn into a large bowl, and remove any kernels that didn’t pop.

Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.  Place the chocolate and 1/4 tsp salt in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl.  Heat on high in the microwave in 30-second increments until chocolate is very soft and becomes completely liquid when stirred gently. Immediately pour over the popcorn and stir to coat as thoroughly as possible.  Spread evenly onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Let sit at room temperature until chocolate has hardened.

Keeps for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

One Comment leave one →
  1. MikeG permalink
    February 27, 2013 5:53 pm

    Thank you Ms Tasting Spoon for making me your world famous Baked Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas…… YUMMY!

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