Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Every Day Feb: Day Twenty-six - Favorite Recipe

Linking up with Bailey Jean for today's yummy post!

The recipe I'm about to share with you is an old family secret. Many generations have died with this recipe only known to their favorite child, and wars have been waged to protect the purity of the ingredient list. If I dare share this recipe with you, I face excommunication from my family as well as shunning from the cooking population at large. My firstborn's blood may have to be sacrificed for the horrendous crime I'm about to commit. But for a blogging challenge, I'm willing to risk it.

{Would you believe that I was voted "Most Dramatic" in my high school class? Yeah, me neither.}

Crack Popcorn {aka Candied Popcorn}
It is called crack popcorn because it is SO stinking yummy and addicting that people have been known the eat an entire bowl without realizing it. Also, crack seems to be a theme today - go check out the serious goodness on Bailey's blog!

Ingredients:

  • popcorn
  • almond bark {2 squares per 1 bag of popcorn}


Step One: pop the popcorn. Try to keep up here, guys. Once it's popped, pour it into a deep bowl. Try to get just the popped corn in the bowl - no seeds allowed!

Step Two: chop up the almond bark squares. I use a sort of grating technique with a knife.

Step Three: melt the chopped almond bark. The trick here is to not let the almond bark burn. I do 30 seconds in the microwave, stir, another 30 seconds, stir, possibly 15 more seconds to melt it all into smooth goodness.

Step Four: pour the melted almond bark over the popcorn. I use a spatula to pour some on, stir the popcorn around, and then pour the rest. Stir the popcorn so that the almond bark is covering all the popcorn.

Step Five: {This maybe should be set up while the popcorn is being popped or the almond bark is being melted.} Pour the coated popcorn onto a flat surface, preferably covered. Wax paper, tin foil, and paper towels are all great to cover your table and protect it from the stickiness of the almond bark. Smooth the popcorn out so it's not one big pile. Then let the almond bark harden on the popcorn {it is appropriate to taste a little bit at this point!} and enjoy.


Ta da! The best part about this recipe is that the popcorn really doesn't look that different from un-candied popcorn, so if you take it to a party, at first everyone will judge you for being that girl who seriously just popped some popcorn for a party...but then someone will taste it and then there will be a light shining forth from the heavenlies and the lucky someone who discovered the goodness in your bowl will try to sneak the bowl back to their seat so that they can devour its entire contents, and sometimes another person jumps on the bandwagon and fights break out over the really big clumps, and friendships are truly tested over this simple recipe, and the moral of the story is, you will always have an empty bowl at the end of the night. You're welcome.

2 comments:

  1. This post made me laugh ...."pop the popcorn...try to keep up here, guys"!! And that does sound really yummy! Funny, I shared a popcorn recipe at my blog today too! :)

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