Friday, October 31, 2008

Party Popcorn

It's Food Friday! And it's Halloween! Happy Halloween!

The other day I started watching Sunny Anderson on her show on the Food Network - Cooking For Real. She was going to make something called 'party popcorn' and it sounded like a great snack for movie night. As soon as she started popping the corn, I had to leave. I wish I had seen the whole show because I think I did something wrong. How well does toffee melt? Mine was a bit globby. Maybe I just didn't leave it on the stove long enough. And the drizzled chocolate was good, but it's not like it hardened or anything. Maybe I'm just used to using almond bark for things. Now, this may sound like I didn't like it. And the truth is, it never even made it to the couch for the movie. Billy and I stood in the kitchen and ate the whole thing. I want to try this again, maybe with some changes. If you have any suggestions, let me know!

1/3 cup popcorn kernels (I just used a bag of microwave popcorn)
2 tbs vegetable oil
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup toffee chips
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels

In a heavy pot on high heat, add oil and 1 kernel of popcorn. Cover. When kernel pops, add the rest. Pop until you no longer hear the popping sounds. Remove from heat and spread on a baking sheet. In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat, add toffee and peanuts. Stir until toffee melts, adding more butter, if needed. Pour over popcorn. Melt chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the top of the popcorn. Cool for a few minutes (that toffee is hot!), then serve.

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ali said...

I watched that episode! Unfortunately, I didn't pay that much attention to how it was made. Looks good though!

Sunny Anderson said...

hi angie! glad you watch the show! let's see if i can help... the toffee can tend to be clumpy, adding a bit more butter will help and low long heat, but it will still be a bit tight. for the chocolate, it melts at body temp, so there should be some finger licking involved. i often use a whisk to apply it because then it will be strings of chocolate and not clumps. hopefully this helps, i am just so happy you caught the show and it drove you to eat! :-) thanks again and catch my blog for behind the scenes stuff at ... sunny...

gingela5 said...

Yummy sounds great! Looks good too! Happy Halloween!

Ingrid said...

Looked good! Sounds good! I'd love to get the recipe after you tweak it!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! And thank you for posting this awesome snack. I'd be like you--stand in the kitchen and eat it!

This is a classic example of "ask and you shall receive"! Nothing like making Sunny's party popcorn and having SUNNY HERSELF say, "Try this" or "try that". HOW COOL!

angie said...

Sunny Anderson!!!! I'm freaking out.

Lump said...

oh total yummy goodness. I have been stuffing my face with sweets all day. :)

have a great one!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Oooo I haven't watched Sunny Anderson on the Food Network...I need to! The Food Network is usually on my TV at any given time. OK and HOW COOL is it that Sunny left you a comment???

This popcorn looks so yummmmmmmy!

Happy Halloween!


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Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Wow, that looks good and how cool that Sunny came by and gave you tips!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE that in a big bowl to munch on while watching a good movie on a snowy day!! Oh, and a mug of hot cocoa to wash it down!

Kristen Andrews said...

oh Angie that looks so good!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh man, this looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

That looks so yummy and really how awesome that Sunny left you a comment :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I don't know anything about toffee, but caramel is easy and tastes GREAT!! Turtle Popcorn - yummo!!


that jojo kid. said...

i just made this, but used toblerone instead of chocolate bits, it was sooooooo good!