Celebrate National Popcorn Day...with a lavender twist!
is National Popcorn Day. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate
than with some Lavender Chocolate Covered Popcorn. Lavender is an earthly elixir that enhances the flavor of chocolate. (And who can resisit chocolate??) Here's a recipe
from The Lavender Gourmet, by Jennifer Vasich, that is sure to tantalize
your taste buds. Enjoy!
Lavender Chocolate Covered Popcorn
10 cups air-popped popcorn (without salt or butter) ¼ cup honey 2 Tbsp butter ¾ cup milk chocolate chips ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tsp coarse ground kosher salt (or sea salt) 1 tsp organic culinary lavender buds 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Pop the popcorn according to the package directions. Place the popped
corn on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment (or waxed) paper.
In a small saucepan, heat together the honey, butter and milk chocolate
chips over a low heat, stirring until the chocolate is completely
melted. Remove from the heat and allow the honey and chocolate mixture
to cool slightly. Pour the mixture over the popcorn, stirring to coat
evenly. Chill until the chocolate sets.
Once the chocolate has
hardened on the popcorn, melt the semisweet chocolate chips over a low
heat, stirring constantly. Drizzle the semisweet chocolate over the
popcorn. Sprinkle with the kosher salt and lavender buds and chopped
nuts (optional). Chill until the chocolate hardens and then break into
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes 10 cups.
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