Need I say more?
Seriously…Just add a movie and fireplace and you’ve got an afternoon to remember.
If you haven’t tried making your own home made popcorn yet then I suggest that you add this one to your New Year’s resolution list. Don’t have any New Year resolutions? Well now you do! And here’s the good part…at least you’ll be guaranteed to have achieved one resolution along with bragging rights.
I really think Popcorn kernels should be a pantry staple…they are better and healthier than a bag of chips and so versatile that you can go from savoury to sweet and salty. Perfect for an afternoon or late night snack and to top it off your home with smell AMAZING. So far I’ve found that the Orville Redenbacher’s gourmet popping corn brand is the best. No kernel will be left unopened. You can use a regular pot if you don’t have an actual popcorn pot but I suggest that if you fall in love with the idea of making your own popcorn then invest in a basic one from Bed Bath & Beyond- they’re not that expensive. Normally, I toss our batch with cracked sea salt and extra virgin olive oil but this afternoon I decided to go to the sweet side.
There’s really no exact recipe..it all depends on how much popcorn you want to make and how chocolatey you want your popcorn to be. Same goes for the salty aspect. Start off with 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and add more if you want.
Would love to hear if you have your own favourite flavour combos.
1 -1/2 cup Popcorn kernels
Canola oil or coconut oil, enough to generously coat the bottom of the pot
Cracked sea salt, to taste
1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Buon Appetito everyone!