Popcorn coated in a butterscotch chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.
I’m a snacker. Always have been, and most likely always will be. Especially at school, when I have a fridge and a shelf full of food less than 5 feet away from me in my dorm room. Freshman year I actually had a drawer full of snacks in my desk- I didn’t even have to stand up to get food. (it was wonderful.)(until i discovered that the “freshman 15” is real.)
So this popcorn is wonderful for me (until I discover the “junior year 15.”), because it’s perfect for snacking, and combines some of my favorite snacks- popcorn and muddy buddies. And butterscotch! You all remember my butterscotch obsession, right? It came back. This was originally supposed to be traditional muddy buddies, with peanut butter and chocolate, but then I found a 1/2 cup of butterscotch and found out I was out of peanut butter, so butterscotch they became.
And it was wonderful.
We melt together butterscotch and chocolate, and pour it over popcorn. I used 5 cups of popcorn (just under 1 bag; it was the leftovers from my kitchen sink 7 layer bars,) but I suggest that you use the full bag of 5 and 1/2-6 cups- there was a bit too much chocolate/butterscotch on each piece for my taste.
Next is the fun part. Pour some powdered sugar in a gallon zip top bag, and pour in the popcorn. Add some more sugar and shake it! (side note: does anyone else start singing Metro Station when they read directions like that? No? Oh…)
So easy, and no bake- which here in the Northeast isn’t a problem at this time of the year, but I know those of you in the southwest don’t want to turn on your ovens for another two months. Movie nights are common on my campus, so this is the perfect treat to make for those! I’ll finally be the coolest girl in school.
Chocolate Butterscotch Popcorn
- 1 C butterscotch sauce
- 1/2 C chocolate chips
- 5-6 C popped popcorn
- 3/4 C powdered sugar
- Melt together butterscotch and chocolate chips on stovetop or in microwave.
- Pour over popped popcorn in a large bowl and carefully mix in.
- Place 1/2 C of powdered sugar in a large zip-top bag. Add popcorn and top with the remaining 1/4 C of powdered sugar. Shake until popcorn is evenly coated.
- Popcorn is best same day, but will keep for 7-10 days.
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