To Cake Batter Popcorn

I think the title gives this justice.

I also think this beats cake batter muddy buddies –> and those were good


This was suppose to be my snack for my plane ride, but my plane was overbooked which meant I had to check my carry on at the gate when boarding and forgot to grab it – my computer and toothbrush were more important. Super sad when I was cooped up in the Munich airport for 7 hours, but my pretzel got me through and this bag of delightfulness was enjoyed on Turkish soil instead.

Ingredients: 

1 snack bag of microwave popcorn

1 oz. of white chocolate or vanilla almond bark

1/2 tsp. shortening (optional)

1/8 cup of yellow cake mix

sprinkles

Directions:

Pop the popcorn

Melt the chocolate and shortening.

Pour over the popcorn

Then mix in the cake mix and finally the sprinkles

Let cool a bit – this will be hard but trust me it is so much better once the chocolate hardens

Orange and Blue sprinkles were a must – yes school spirit was necessary – I think I am missing my university…

To Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Genius! That’s what this is – I saw this idea way back when (not sure where but if you know let me know and Ill change this) but didn’t have popcorn kernels so saw no need in using it. Well after my return from Memphis I realized that I was left with all the popcorn kernels which I don’t mind making stove top popcorn – you know the ole’ fashion way – but when in a rush it’s not ideal.

Thus you now can use those same kernels and have a snack to go in less than 3 minutes and no mess! What’s that you say – no mess?? Yep – no mess (:

Ingredients:

1/3 cup popcorn kernels

1 lunch size brown bag

Scotch Tape

Whatever toppings you want – salt, melted butter, sugar (for kettle corn), melted chocolate, etc. – get creative

Directions:

Pour the popcorn kernels in the bag

Fold over and tape shut

Put in microwave – push the pre-set microwave button and wait for magic to happen

Pul from microwave if there are more than 5 seconds between pops – my preset button worked perfectly – I think I only had to un-popped kernels – that’s better than when I use store bought bags.

Will be taking this to my evening class tonight – if it makes the walk!

Apart from figuring out a cheap way to microwave popcorn I was also able to get a 4 hour hammock session in, win tickets to a concert tomorrow night and get all my reading done for class #success!

PS – poured the popcorn out just for the pic and immediately poured it back into the bag for freshness – so I guess my mess was one bowl – apologies (:

Cheers to a great Tuesday

n

Drizzled Dark Chocolate & Butterscotch Popcorn Crunch

Sometimes I get a hankering for popcorn. Sometimes as in once a month – last time I ate popcorn was this and oh was it good. However, I wanted to go for something with more of a drizzle instead of a coating of chocolate. Thus Drizzled Dark Chocolate & Butterscotch Popcorn Crunch was born (well maybe somebody else beat me to it, but today it was born in my world).

It is super easy and a healthy version to all those decadent popcorn mixes you can buy. I will definitely be mixing up the flavors of the drizzle so look out for the next combo, in ohhh say a month’s time.

Ingredients:

100 calorie bag of popcorn

1 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips

1 Tbsp. Butterscotch

Directions:

Microwave popcorn according to directions. Pour out onto a wide bowl/plate/baking sheet (you want lots of surface area).

Microwave the chocolate chips and butterscotch (separate containers) on 20 seconds intervals until nice and melty. Using a spoon drizzle onto the popcorn (quick wrist movement will give you thinner drizzles).

Put into the fridge for 10 minutes or until the drizzles have hardened.

Enjoy (while watching your guilty pleasure tv show)

I felt that a close-up of this deliciousness was necessary

Cheers

n