Chocolate Toffee Popcorn is the perfect grown up version of the childhood snack we all loved.
Have you ever had one of those days when you really, really had a craving for something but had no idea what? You NEED something but everything that comes to mind is just not what you want?
Three words to solve this problem … Chocolate. Toffee. Popcorn. Yup, that’s right … I said Chocolate Toffee Popcorn (queue the sound of angels sing).
So I was having a really bad day last week. Bad, horrible, horrendous to the 10th degree… BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!! We have all been there, the kind of day that makes you too cranky to be allowed in public. Unfortunately, the world does not stop revolving when we have our bad days so out in public I went (insert evil laugh HERE) and to the grocery store I go. I will save you the drama of parking lot and shopping cart showdown stories and I won’t even rail against the people who need to push their cart down the center of the aisle at a speed of negative 3.2 mph. When you are having one of those days, there is just nothing that is going to make you happy so you might as well just give in, keep your head down and move forward. That’s exactly what I was trying to do when I got stuck behind a mom with three boys (all going in different directions, mind you) and I realized that maybe my day wasn’t quite so bad as my dramatic self was making it. Bless you Mothers.. I have no idea how you do it! So kid #2 was throwing a box of …something…. down the aisle to kid # 1 and Mom was corralling both #2 and #1 while #3 went over into the next aisle and came back with a box of toffee flavored popcorn with the look that his poor little life would cease to exist without this buttery, sweet box of goodness. Mom, can I pleeeeeeassseeee?????
Then the screaming started. Mom said no.
Well, THIS girl doesn’t have to ask permission and I hadn’t had that treat in YEARS but I just new that this is what I needed on this horrible day of Biblical proportions… but kicked up.. improved… the grown up version.
No, I did not soak the candy popcorn in vodka. That would be wrong.
It would get mushy.
So I went about the store collecting what my bad mood needed to make it feel better and then the two of us headed for home.
The World was safe once again. So next time you are having a bad day, bypass scaring innocent people or taking it out on your spouse.. just head to the store, grab these ingredients, make yourself a huge pan of happiness and lock yourself in your room for the rest of the day.
Tomorrow’s another day!
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- 10 oz box pre-popped toffee popcorn
- 10 oz bag dark chocolate morsels
- 5 oz salted cashews , chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds , chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate until smooth and creamy
Add popcorn, coconut and nuts to a large mixing bowl
Using a fork or whisk, slowly drizzle chocolate over popcorn mixture until it reaches the amount you prefer
Move mixture to large sheet pan and continue to drizzle, pressing the nuts/coconuts to the popcorn if necessary
Let chill in refrigerator for 1/2 hour and and then serve immediately
Store in airtight container... like there will be ANY leftovers ...