Another fun recipe to share with you today! This is a perfect snack and its hard to stop eating. Most of us enjoy that sweet and salty aspect to foods, which you totally get in salted chocolate covered popcorn. I made this a few weekends back for a party and it was a hit! Its not too over indulgent, but still a tasty dessert. It would be fun next time to try it with milk chocolate too! I hope you enjoy this recipe, have a fabulous day!
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped or morsels
1 tsp of butter
1/4 cup birthday sprinkles
1/4 cup silver sprinkles (optional)
In a medium saucepan, pour in olive oil and heat over medium-heat. When oil is hot, add popcorn kernels, making sure all the kernels are touching the bottom of the pan. Cover with a lid and wait until you hear kernels start to pop. Once they commence, grab the pan; while simultaneously holding down the lid, give it a good shake. Return pan to the stove and repeat a few times. This will ensure that all of the kernels pop. When popcorn is done, turn off heat, transfer to a bowl, and add a few pinches of salt. Add about 1-inch of water to a double boiler (or a saucepan with a glass bowl nestled on top and be sure your bowl is completely dry). Heat white chocolate and a teaspoon of butter over medium-low, watching the chocolate the entire time. White chocolate has a lower melting point, so it can seize easily. When chocolate is melted, stir until smooth, the butter will make it glossy and smooth. In a few batches, pour chocolate over popcorn, mixing gently to coat each kernel lightly. Evenly spread popcorn onto a baking sheet and add confetti sprinkles. Let popcorn sit for 3-4 hours (or until dry) - I put mine in the fridge to cool faster and then broke it up once ready to serve.
On Sunday after church I decided to get some baking time in. I had one of my friends in the kitchen with me and we made yummy chocolate chip cookies. I don’t make cookies that often, so it was fun to be in the kitchen making something out of the ordinary. I have a lot of baking and cooking to do this coming week and Christmas weekend. I am excited to spend time in the kitchen with my mom and cook for the people I love. Wouldn’t you agree, that cooking is a fun way to show people you care and that you love them? I know for me, I cook for others as an expression of love! I look forward to sharing more recipes, particularly Christmas recipes from my kitchen this week. Enjoy your Tuesday and be sure to try out these cookies!
2 1/4 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened organic butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package of trader Joe’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
Optional: Add 1 cups of chopped nuts or dried cranberries
Preheat Oven to 375 F. Combine flour, slat, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. Combine brown sugar and granulated sugar, softened butter and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat. Add dry ingredients in slowly and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and optional ingredients. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Recipe yields approximately 2 dozen cookies.
Hello Friends! Do you ever have a birthday party, or any party, where cake is served and then the cake doesn’t all get eaten? Well, this happens to me every year at my birthday. I had a party the following weekend after my birthday and I still had good cake in the fridge! I had to get people to eat my left-over cake without it looking totally tacky and plus I hate to see food that is perfectly fine go to waste. So below are pictures of my left-over cake and my lofty idea for left-over cake! I decided to cut the cake in small bite-size pieces and stick toothpicks in them so they made for an easy and quick bite-sized dessert!
My husband was also sweet enough to make me chocolate cover strawberries and chocolate covered pretzels (he is so cute!) for Valentine’s Day!
Check out his scrumptious bite-size works of art! He bought me a box of See’s Candies too!
Can we say Chocolate Overload, but totally worth it!Read More