March 1, 2010
This makes a great, sweet-satisfying, chocolate-satisfying treat. I consider it a "wholefood" indulgence!
We always pop popcorn on the stove. Personally, I think it beats all theater popcorn, hands-down :).
Compliments: "Just 4 Kids"
3 tablespoons sunflower or safflower oil
1/4 cup popcorn
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon milk (or water for dairy-free)
1/4 cup semisweet (or extra dark!) chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottom pan. Add the popcorn kernels, cover the pan, and cook, shaking the pan vigorously and frequently, for about 2 minutes, until the popping stops. Turn into a large bowl.
Put the butter, sugar, honey and milk (or water) in a pan and heat gently until and butter has melted. Bring to a boil, without stirring, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate chips, and stir until melted.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn and toss together until evenly coated. Spread the mixture onto a large cookie sheet. Bake the popcorn in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!