Monday, June 6, 2011

Streusel Cherry Chocolate Popcorn



Am I the only one who eats the crumbs off a NY style crumb cake or picks the streusel bits out of every dessert it covers? 

Didn't think so.


Like a streusel virus, those crumbs need to spread, to find their way into more recipes like this popcorn.


Sorry I said streusel virus but this is a gooey, chocolate, sweet crumbly snack sure to put you in a sugar coma.


Streusel Cherry Chocolate Popcorn



I made my own popcorn. You can use a microwave bag to save time. Any chocolate or melts can be substituted as well.


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
  • vegetable oil for coating pot
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cherry chips
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • Extra butter for buttering popcorn 
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the streusel:
  • In a bowl mix together the sugar, flour and butter with a wooden spoon until it forms pea sized chunks.
  • Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish and put it in the oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Take it out and let cool.
  • Make the popcorn:
  • Coat large pot with oil and place an un-popped kernel in the pot. 
  • Melt  the butter for coating the popcorn.
  • When the kernel pops, pour in the popcorn, cover the pot and shake it back and forth until the popping stops.
  •  Place popcorn in a large bowl and toss with melted butter. 
  • Spread the popcorn out on the baking sheet.
  • Melt the cherry chips and chocolate together over a double boiler or in a microwave.
  • Drizzle the mixture over the popcorn.
  • Sprinkle the streusel over the popcorn/chocolate mix and mix loosely.
  • When the chocolate is dry break up the popcorn, place in a bowl and serve.

7 comments:

  1. I'm definitely on board with the whole streusel is awesome thing, I think your onto something including it in other sweets. This looks like a super yummy snack.

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  2. See why I love coming here! Ideas I would have never thought of, delicious, yummy ideas!

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  3. Streusel and popcorn?! I must try it! We got rid of our microwave 2 years ago and learned how fun it is to make popcorn on the stove.

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  4. I agree with The Vanilla Bean Baker - you always have such unique ideas! Why not combine two delicious treats?! I would definitely be buying this over every other popcorn if it were in a cinema!

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  5. You are genius! And this is AMAZING! I could hug you.

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  6. i am a streusel picker too! what an amazing idea with the pop corn!

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