Chilli Chocolate popcorn
This is an awesome way to combine sweet and hot flavors and a great way to use up some left over hot sauce and sugar you have around
Step 1: What You Need
Pan of boiling water
- I have basic microwave popcorn. I found some ‘movie theater’ butter flavor popcorn. You can use your favorite flavor microwave popcorn or you can make it the good old fashioned way with the kernels and a pan of oil.
- I used bakers semisweet chunks, you can use any chocolate you find
Step 2: Make the Popcorn
Use the microwave and cook according to instructions
Heat olive oil in a pan, throw the kernels in and cover with a lid. Listen for the pops, don’t burn, season
Step 3: Melt the Chocolate
In a double boiler ( a bowl over a pan full of boiling water ) melt the chocolate
Step 4: Popcorn
Spread the popcorn out in a tray
Step 5: Chocolate
Turn the chocolate out over the popcorn
Step 6: Mix
Mix the popcorn and Chocolate
Step 7: Make the Chilli Sugar
Put a few drops of hot sauce in the sugar - this is really fiery hot sauce so I only used a small amount.
Step 8: Mix
Mix with a fork until fully incorporated
Step 9: Sugar the Popcorn
You have to work fast because you want the chocolate to still be sticky when you apply the sugar so it sticks
Put the sugar in a sieve, push it through with a spoon.
Step 10: Fridge
If you cant wait and need to eat this straight away then go ahead. BUT you will get covered in chocolate. If you have kids expect chocolate hand prints all over the walls. If you can wait then fridge these yummy snacks for at least 30 mins.
You could try using colored sugar
You could try different flavor chocolate/popcorn
For the cover Pic I individually dipped the popped corn in the chocolate and sugar - You don’t have to do that unless your writing and instructable or working for a food magazine!!