S’mores Popcorn

S'mores popcorn

I absolutely adore s’mores, and yet I hate eating them. No matter what, the chocolate isn’t quite melted or the marshmallow is burnt or the graham cracker breaks…

Consequently, many of my favorite recipes are s’mores inspired, but are much more convenient to eat than s’mores. This S’mores Popcorn makes the perfect movie night treat. It’s easy to make, has a great variety of textures, and is family-friendly.

(One note: I always try and use the Ghiradelli 60% dark chocolate chips when baking. They have an amazing melting texture and the best dark chocolate flavor I’ve found in chocolate chips.)

Pair with family movie night and a nostalgic 80s classic. Try Condorman (1981), The Private Eyes (1980), or The One and Only, Genuine Original Family Band (1968).

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S’mores Popcorn

(adapted from Bombshell Bling)

1/3 c popcorn kernels

2 T grapeseed or canola oil

1 c dark or semisweet chocolate chips

1 tsp shortening

1 c crushed graham crackers (about half a package)

1-2 c mini marshmallows

Pop the popcorn on the stovetop in the oil. Transfer popped popcorn to a bowl and lightly salt. Scoop the popcorn onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, making sure to leave any un-popped kernels in the bowl.

In a separate bowl melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave at 30-second increments. Stir until smooth. (The shortening smooths and thins out the chocolate so that it can be drizzled easily). Set aside to cool.

Once chocolate is cool enough, transfer to a Ziploc bag and zip the bag closed. Cut the corner off of the Ziploc bag and drizzle 1/3 of the chocolate over the popcorn. Sprinkle graham crackers over popcorn, followed by the second 1/3 of chocolate. Finally, spread mini marshmallows over popcorn and graham crackers, and top with the last 1/3 of chocolate.

Transfer tray to the freezer for 10 min or until chocolate is set. Once it is, break up the popcorn into bite-size pieces and put into a bowl for serving!

The popcorn can be put in a airtight container or Ziploc bag for a day before the popcorn starts getting stale.