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Now, on to today's post.... I know you are all waiting patiently to see what poppy chow is...
now let me introduce you...
We love popcorn, we love popcorn, how 'bout you? Ha ha, I crack myself up sometimes! But seriously folks, popcorn is one of my family's favorite things. Personally, I like it with extra butter and some Season All sprinkled on top, and my husband likes it just plain... my girlies love Jello Popcorn (which is a recipe I'll post later), but I have to say that the "Poppy Chow" popcorn I made the other night was DEEEEVINE!
Last Friday, we were staying at home, and watching Mr. Popper's Penguins. I like to snack while I watch movies, so I started perusing (is that how you spell it?) the cupboards for a treat to make. I decided to search popcorn recipes that had peanut butter...and I came across Poppy Chow from one of my all-time favorite websites, Brown Eyed Baker. This lady is a fabulous baker, and I just love the way she takes pictures of her food. If you have a minute, browse around her site... you'll drool all over the place!
After seeing how sinfully easy Poppy Chow is to make, I knew it was the treat that would satisfy my movie munchies. I whipped it up in about 10 minutes flat, and my family was on their way to munchie heaven. Mind you, my girls only were able to snatch a bowlful of this stuff, and my husband and I snatched the rest up.... yes, it was that yummy!
1 bag popped popcorn
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I only had melting chocolate, so that's what I used. Rock what you've got!)
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1. Put the popcorn in a large bowl. Make sure that you have removed all of the unpopped kernels!
2. In a microwave bowl (at 50% power), or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. If your chocolate mixture is too thick, you can use a little vegetable oil to thin it out a little bit. Melt until smooth.
3. Pour the delicious chocolate mixture over the popcorn and stir until all the popcorn is evenly coated.
4. Sift the powdered sugar over the popcorn until each piece is evenly coated.
5. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and let it sit until it's completely cooled. You can put it in the fridge to speed up the process.