Netflix or Popcorn?
Salted - Chocolate Popcorn
It’s been a hectic week and I am looking forward to unwinding and some Netflixing on the weekend. Weekend days are cheat days and for all the hard work, a little indulgence is allowed, isn’t it?
We’ve become used to sitting at home and binging Netflix - and the one thing we miss the most from the experience in the theaters is that delicious popcorn at the interval. That popcorn hits differently, doesn’t it? What if we told you that we had a popcorn recipe to satisfy your cravings while binging?
We promise, it’ll take a shorter while than you think. Think of it this way - we’re making ourselves a delicious popcorn just to munch on it while binging through the day.
We’re saddling up for some delicious salted-chocolate popcorn.
Apron - check.
Chef’s toque (hat) - check
Gloves - check
Let’s get popping now, shall we?
Sticky Chocolate Sauce
50 gms butter
2 tbsp corn syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 packet cooker popcorn
(use butter popcorn for a more salty taste)
Step 1: A smooth luscious chocolate sauce
We take the sticky chocolate sauce, put all the ingredients (50gms butter, 2tbsp corn syrup, 1 tbsp brown sugar and 2tbsp cocoa powder) into a pan and heat it on a slow flame. We stir this constantly until it has all melted into one luscious smooth blend of chocolate sauce.
Step 2: Setting the apparatus
Now, we preheat the oven to 180˚C and line a baking sheet a.k.a. a silicone liner in the oven.
Step 3: Shake. Pop. Pop. Pop!
We’re going to need a pan and a lid to cook our packet popcorn. We keep shaking the pan and listen to the popcorn pop, pop and pop some more and continue shaking it until the popping stops.
Step 4: Pour and stir
Next, we pour our luscious mixture of chocolate sauce over the popcorn and stir until the popcorn is covered with the sauce.
Step 5: 3 minutes and cool-down
Finally, we spread the popcorn out well over the baking sheet in the oven for about 3 minutes. Now, we leave it to cool.
After it has cooled down, we are going to have our salted-chocolate popcorn ready to binge while we Netflix. You’ve put in the effort. Lights-out, netflix-on, popcorn bowl on the side, world off. Under the covers, munch away and have a blissful weekend :)