People make popcorn. They do, I’ve seen it. And guess what? 9 times out of 10 it’s as boring as an 8th grade class’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They either cover it with artery clogging butter and salt or they subject themselves to God knows what kinds of chemicals are used in that microwave pop crap. That stuff could be giving you a brain tumor. It’s been nice knowing you.
How about instead of the regular routine, you switch it up dramatically. Yes a little more work but so what? The purpose of this exercise it to strengthen your cooking mussel. Now pay attention:
Weaponized Nutella Honey Popcorn Balls
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons Nutella, – you can also use peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter – Amish butter is best, trust me, I’ve tried it
12 cups popped popcorn – air popped preferably
additional butter if you so desire
I suggest you use some form of glove to protect hands while forming popcorn balls – the candy element is hot and sticky
1. Pop popcorn. Combine honey, sugar, Nutella/peanut butter, and butter in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils. Heat mixture until it reaches hard ball stage. This will be between 250 – 270 degrees.
2. Combine popcorn and hot mixture in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon or spatula. Butter gloved hands well. Form popcorn balls in hands, pressing popcorn together and squeezing balls so that the popcorn sticks together.
3. Let cool completely on cookie sheet or in cupcake liners as shown.
4 For added flare if you are feeling adventurous, melt dark chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle over the popcorn balls – be liberal. I would. I’m not on a diet.
Below is a video I found of another similar recipe. Not as good though. Why? No honey – duh.
Knock yourself out. Hugs and kisses.
Makes 12 popcorn balls.