Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This one is inspired by my fantasitcally creative Mother-in-law. She makes a cute little treats for the girls for just about every holiday/season. She has made different kinds of chocolate covered popcorn and I thought it'd be fun to make a Spring inspired mix. I love the Spring. And the colors are the preface to the the colors of summer.

So here's the recipe. I made 4 double batches in about one and a half hours. So a small/normal batch is a snap!

Chocolate Covered Popcorn
1 bag Merkens Chocolate...the disks (3 cups)
2 bags butter popcorn
1-2 cups mini-marshmallows

Pop the popcorn as directed and try to get out as many kernels the best you can. I keep the popcorn in a huge bowl. And combine with the marshmallows. Melt the chocolate using your defrost feature on the microwave or a double boiler. Once smooth, pour on top of the popcorn and cover the popcorn stiring gentley trying not to break the popcorn. Pour the mixture on to wax paper. Once cooled break apart and enjoy. Have fun experimenting with different colors for seasons, party favors for baby showers and fun little gifts for friends.

Check out my mother-in-law's website. The link is on my Shay and Co. blog!

Now here's your part! I want some comments! I want to hear your favorite Spring recipe or Spring tradition. Bring them on!!! Share with me, and everyone who stops on by!

AND this could be your prize! I'll only give away ONE. But I'll have a drawing of all the Spring comments on this post!


  1. I usually make butter cream cookies every year for Easter they will be late this year. Oh well! Actually I think I will try Stephanies sugar cookie recipe since those were some of my favorites when she was my YW leader.

  2. Okay well I am happy for me that I won some yummy popcorn, but sad for everyone else that will be missing out. I made those sugar cookies on Friday and we gobbled them all up. Thanks for sharing. This recipe was way easier than my butter cream cookies, but tasted exactly the same. WAHOOO!

  3. YUM! that looks so yummy, you are so creative. I don't know how you do all that you do while Dan is gone. I need to try this.

  4. I forgot our tradition. We really don't have one, sad huh. I was going to make a lemonade cake but didn't do it I would be the only one who eats it and I can't do that.