Happy Thanksgiving Monday to all my Canuck friends and family. Hope you are still eating yourselves silly today. It’s the one weekend you can eat like a linebacker and get away with it. So enjoy it while it lasts. Cuz you all know tomorrow is going to be all about a lot of us stepping on the scale and screaming. Our American friends will hear the collective gasps of horror and know their time is coming. Won’t be long till we’ll hear their screams next month.
Today is The Secret Recipe Club reveal. This month I was assigned a fabulous blog called The Weekend Gourmet. I was thrilled to get Wendy’s blog. We also belong to Sunday Supper together so I was thrilled to see her name in my inbox. I just knew I was going to find tons of cool recipes to pull from. I mean she is a powerhouse in the kitchen. She cooks up meals and snacks and ice cream. I was really drawn to her Wolf’s Wonderful Peanut Butter Brownie Fudge Sundaes but there’s not enough of us peanut butter lovers in the house right now. So I’m saving that until Christmas time. I want to make it for my brother when he comes over. He’s a peanut butter nut. After looking at tons of recipes and making myself seriously hungry I saw that she had a popcorn category. Naturally I went to take a look see. I knew immediately the s’mores had to be made. Such a cool idea. You know me and popcorn. It’s a huge love of mine. Like stalker kind of love. Like lock me up and throw away the key kind of love.
I heard through the grapevine that popcorn is off limits to anyone with diverticulitis. I may have bawled like a little baby when I heard that. I could not wrap my head around a life without popcorn so I started doing some research, and by research I mean “google”. Turns out Dr. Oz says that popcorn thing is a rumour. Seriously, I now love Dr. Oz. Like stalker kind of love. Like stand outside his window and stare while eating popcorn kind of love. So I’ve tested it out and here’s what I learned. I can eat popcorn in moderation. I can eat popcorn if I am feeling well. If I try to eat it while I’m already flared up, well, that’s not a good idea. But day to day it doesn’t seem to bother me. I’m still in the learning phase so experimenting is how I figure out what I can eat and what’s off limits. I’m happy to report Lunie can continue her love affair with popcorn. And Dr. Oz.
- 10 cups of popped popcorn
- 16 ounces of milk chocolate for drizzling
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows I used Mallow Bits
- 24 Graham Crackers broken or crushed
- 2 to 4 ounces of milk chocolate cut into small chunks
- Pop your popcorn ahead of time. I do mine old school on the stove. Take a large stockpot and pour vegetable or canola oil in the bottom so it covers the bottom of the pot. Turn on medium heat and let the oil get hot. Drop 1 cup of kernels into the stockpot, let them warm up without the lid for a little bit. Don't walk away of you'll have popcorn everywhere. Every now and again give the pot a little shake. Once the first kernel pops place the lid on the pot. Turn the heat down one notch. Allow it to pop like crazy. Right at the point it starts to slow down take it off the heat and allow the rest to pop. It helps to give it a shake now and again. Keeps it from burning, as does taking it off the heat towards the end.
- Now take 10 cups of popped popcorn and transfer it to parchment lined cookie sheets. You'll likely need two.
- Melt 8 ounces of milk chocolate and 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave for about 1 to 1 and 1/2 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds. Drizzle over the popcorn.
- Pour half of your mallow bits over top.
- Take half of your graham bits and toss over top.
- Now repeat with the second half of everything. So repeat the chocolate step, the mallow step and the graham step. This just layers it nicely. You could just do it all at one time if you like. Stir it up really well.
- Toss the chunky pieces of chocolate over top so it sticks to the melty chocolate.
- Pop it in the fridge to allow it to set up. You can also leave it out on the counter to dry up a bit but it takes longer.
- Serve with a big old I Miss Summer smile!
Cool right. I just love me some funky popcorn. You can change this up and use dark chocolate. I know a lot of people love the dark and it does photograph better. But I’m a milk chocolate kind of gal. Just the way it is.
Thanks to Wendy at The Weekend Gourmet for such a cool recipe. I did not change too much about it. I called it “slightly adapted” but that might even be a stretch. I only changed up a few minor things to suit my own taste. That’s the cool thing about recipes. People get all freaked out and intimidated by recipes, or won’t try something cuz they don’t like one ingredient. Live dangerously people. Change stuff up and experiment. It’s how you learn. Be fearless in the kitchen, if it fails just have your kids run to the store for more ingredients. I mean that is why we all have kids right.? To run errands for us once their old enough. If you’re kids aren’t old enough to run to the store just keep a place that deliveries on speed dial. See, I’m always helpful. Putting out fires everywhere I go. Miss helpful extraordinaire!
Craving more Popcorn Recipes? Check out more of my Popcorn Recipes below:
Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn, pictured above
Turtle Popcorn, pictured above
Turtle Popcorn Gone Wild, pictured above
Chocolate Cake Popcorn, pictured above
Turtle Tailgate Mix, pictured above
Looking for more nosh worthy recipes? Check out my Snack Cravings Board below:
Toodles and smoochies! xx