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Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

My kids didn’t have school today, so I surprised them with this sweet and salty popcorn treat while watching a movie. What could be better than buttery popcorn combined with salty pretzels, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips? Both of my kids loved their little bowlfuls and gobbled up the popcorn treat with big smiles on their faces. I split the remaining popcorn treat equally into little baggies, which will be perfect for this week’s school lunch treat.

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

How to Make Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is HOT add the corn kernels and a pinch of salt. Place the lid on the saucepan and shake the pan every 10-15 seconds until the corn starts to pop. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pan continuously and vigorously. Listen closely to the popcorn, when you hear the popping begin to slow, 1 to 2 seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat. DO NOT wait for every kernel to pop or you’ll burn the popcorn.

Take the saucepan off the heat. Pour the melted butter over the popcorn then mix well to coat the popcorn evenly with the butter. Season with sea salt, to taste. Let the popcorn cool for a few minutes. Add the pretzels, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips to the top of the popcorn. Toss to mix well. Pour into small bowls and serve. Enjoy!

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

 

 

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Treat

 

Yield: 4    

Total Time: 5 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 tbsp butter, or more to taste
Handful of mini pretzels
2-3 tbsp milk chocolate chips
2-3 tbsp white chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is HOT add the corn kernels and a pinch of salt. Place the lid on the saucepan and shake the pan every 10-15 seconds until the corn starts to pop. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pan continuously and vigorously. Listen closely to the popcorn, when you hear the popping begin to slow, 1 to 2 seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat. DO NOT wait for every kernel to pop or you’ll burn the popcorn.

Take the saucepan off the heat. Pour the melted butter over the popcorn then mix well to coat the popcorn evenly with the butter. Season with sea salt, to taste. Let the popcorn cool for a few minutes. Add the pretzels, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips to the top of the popcorn. Toss to mix well. Pour into small bowls and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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7 Comments

  1. This is a very tasty snack, for both kids and adults! Great idea 🙂

  2. This looks better than any trail mix or chex mix I’ve ever had!

  3. this is such a quick and simple treat! great blend of textures and types of flavors, pam–perfect movie-watching food!

  4. A great spin on chocolate covered pretzels! I’m sure this will be a great lunch box treat, too. Mark had the day off yesterday for President’s Day, and then today school was delayed, then cancelled, due to ice! It’s nice to have them around for a long weekend, isn’t it?