I have a serious addiction to popcorn. Not just any popcorn. Chocolate drizzled popcorn. Oh lawd, nothing makes me happier than munching on a fresh batch of drizzled popcorn!
My addiction began last July, right after we moved to Flagstaff. Mr. OG and I were super excited because Flagstaff has a Sam’s Club, which neither of us had ever been to. So we went to check it out, and I ended up purchasing a nice big family-sized bag of Popcorn Indiana Black and White Drizzlecorn.
I sampled it after we got home, and then proceeded to eat half the bag in one sitting. By the next day, it was long gone. I couldn’t believe the party in my mouth! So, the next time we went to Sam’s Club, I got two bags, which lasted two days in our house.
Then I started craving the stuff. Like big time, ALL the time. So I thought I’d better stock up. We headed to Sam’s Club, and I went straight to my Popcorn Indiana end cap. To my absolute HORROR, it was full of tortilla chips! I frantically searched the snack aisles, and then desperately consulted a store associate. He explained that they ended their contract with Popcorn Indiana and no longer carry the drizzlecorn. Broken-hearted, I sulked home.
I just couldn’t live like that, so I began online research. I could NOT BELIEVE that my lovely bags of popcorn I was paying five bucks and change for at Sam’s Club were $15 + on Amazon. The best deal I could find was ten smaller-sized bags for $40. So yeah, I bought them. And ate my ten small bags in five days.
I knew Mr. OG was not going to let that continue. He asked me if any other popcorn would work. Smart Food? Moose Munch? “NO!” I replied. “It has to be Popcorn Indiana!”
You see, no other chocolate popcorn, or flavored popcorn, is quite like theirs. They have this wonderful sort of crunchy sugar coating on the outside of the popcorn, and then they drizzle it with dark chocolate and white chocolate. It’s HEAVEN. And nobody else makes it that way.
So I set out to create the perfect copycat. Do you know what happened? I made it BETTER. Now I won’t buy Popcorn Indiana’s Drizzlecorn, because my homemade stuff takes less than half an hour to make, and is freaking delicious!
I can’t stop. I make a batch at least every other day. It just hits all of my taste buds in all the right ways. It’s sweet and salty, crunchy and melty, and the most perfect snack I’ve ever encountered. There’s no doubt I’m completely addicted. And I’m gonna be a doll and share the recipe with you. But I warn you, you may become addicted, too.
Vanilla Kettle Corn with Double Chocolate Drizzle
1 bag butter popcorn
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt (I like pink Himalayan)
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
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Put small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add butter, salt, water, vanilla, and sugar, and let heat to simmer, stirring occasionally.
While it’s heating, pop your popcorn.
Also, measure out your chocolate chips into two small bowls.
Your butter mixture only needs to heat for about five minutes. It should look like this:
When it does (like I said, about five minutes) turn off the heat.
Dump your popcorn into a large bowl.
Drizzle the butter mixture over the popcorn, 1/3 at a time, tossing the popcorn thoroughly with tongs between each third.
When the popcorn is completely covered in the butter mixture, spread it out evenly on a foil lined cookie sheet.
Microwave each bowl of chocolate separately, until melted. I do the milk chocolate first, because it looks better on the popcorn to have the milk chocolate between the white popcorn and the white chocolate. It really makes the white chocolate drizzle stand out. I also microwave each bowl for 30 seconds, stir thoroughly, and then pop it back in for another 30 seconds.
Using the milk chocolate first, drizzle the whole bowl over the popcorn, careful to do so as evenly as possible. Follow with the white chocolate.
Put popcorn into fridge for about 10 minutes to harden chocolate.
When chocolate is set, which happens very quickly, use a spatula to break it up. Put the into ziplocks bags.
I divide mine in half between two half-gallon zip locks.
That’s all there is to it! Except to enjoy!
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