Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens - these are a few of Julie Andrews favorite things. I cannot deny that they are delightful but as far as edible, they are not. If you had to list a few of your favorite sweet favorite things, what would that list include? Mine would include, chocolate - check. Caramel - check. Twix - check (my favorite candy bar!). I have recently discovered that popcorn is the perfect canvas to just dump a bunch of these favorites into. You really can't go wrong. It is a forgiveable and delicious canvas! As if popcorn wasn't already delicious enough, now it is positively devilish. This version was created when a sweet friend brought me a bunch of Twix bars because she knows they are my favorite and because I am pregnant and decidedly not on a diet, only a hunger rampage. I thought it would be fun to repurpose the Twix ("Chopped", anyone?) and this is what I came up with: popcorn that is first blanketed with white chocolate (naturally) and then drizzled with milk chocolate and caramel sauce. Twix are mixed throughout to give it that little extra crunch. And there you have it! Now you can jazz up your movie and popcorn date night. Yummmmm-yum.
White Chocolate Twix Popcorn
1 bag popped popcorn
1 cup white chocolate chips
3-4 TBLS shortening
About 8 fun size Twix, roughly chopped
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup caramel sauce - you could use storebought or I used this homemade version from Ree Drummond: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/easy-caramel-sauce-recipe/index.html - it was easy and I had all the ingredients on hand
1. Microwave popcorn according to package directions. When done, let cool for a minute before scooping out with hands into large bowl. It is better to scoop out than to pour so that you don't get all those pesky kernals at the bottom of the bag.
2. Microwave white chocolate chips on 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in just enough shortening to thin it out until it is pourable. Pour over popcorn and toss with two spoons. Add Twix and mix together. Spread onto wax paper to dry.
3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in microve in 20-30 second intervals until melted. Drizzle over popcorn. If you find that the chocolate is too thick to drizzle, you can use milk to thin it out. Also, you can definitely use more than 1/4 cup chocolate if you prefer - whatever ratio you favor.
4. Drizzle with warmed caramel, either homemade or from a jar.
5. Let everything sit for at least 30 minutes or until firm, then dig in!