Movie or TV nights have never been as much fun than with a cup of this chocolate almond popcorn. This chocolate nut combination is a sure fire crowd pleaser and making popcorn from scratch is as simple as having a paper bag! Trust me :)
I was inspired to make these by my trainer Nina who every Sunday eats a chocolate almond magnum ice cream. It's her end of the week treat. Or so she assures me. When the City to Surf race was on recently I texted her to see if she was participating. Her response to me was immediate. "Nooooo I'm on my sofa. It's more comfortable." I don't know about you Dear Reader but I'm starting to suspect that Nina isn't as fitness oriented as I first thought ;) That isn't an issue for me, if anything I feel like it makes her more relatable actually.
This winter we've been training indoors although technically we do outdoor training. I've even convinced Nina a couple of time to put on the television so we can at least train with some entertainment. My end goal is of course to progress it to just watching tv. And probably eating this popcorn.
But given that I am paying for it, it will probably be the most expensive tv session I've ever watched lol ;)
So tell me Dear Reader, do you have snacks when you watch tv or movies? Do you have a weekly or occasional treat? What is your food weakness or reward? Mine is chips!
Chocolate Almond Popcorn
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Makes enough for 4 serves (it's quite rich)
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup popping corn
- 1 paper bag
- 200g/7ozs. milk chocolate
- 1.5 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons chopped, toasted almonds
Step 1 - Place the popping corn in the paper bag and then fold over the opening two or three times. Place in a microwave for between 1.5-2 minutes (each microwave is different, stop when the kernels pop quickly). Spread the popcorn out on a silpat lined tray.
Step 2 - Melt the chocolate and add the coconut oil to make it a bit more easier to pour. Drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn and then sprinkled the chopped almonds on top. Allow to set completely.