Monday, February 16, 2015

Peanut Butter Nutella Popcorn

World Nutella Day was on February 5th.    Somehow this notable and edible holiday escaped my notice until I saw it all over social media.   Nutella is loved all over the world.  As it should be.  

I wanted to make a little Nutella snack:  a little more than just eating it out of the jar, and a little less than turning on the oven.    This recipe is a small batch, if you share with a friend, you'll probably eat it in one sitting.   That's ok.   It's Nutella we're talking about here.

What You Need

1/4 cup popcorn kernels (or 7-8 cups popped corn)
drizzle of oil 
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon Nutella 

What You Do

Use the kernels and oil to pop the popcorn on the stove - or use your favorite corn popping method.   Pour popped corn into a bowl.   

In a small or medium sauce pan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup, bring to a boil over medium high heat while stirring frequently.     Remove pan from heat and whisk in the peanut butter.  Reserve 1/4-1/3 of a cup of the peanut butter caramel mixture and  pour the remaining over the popcorn and toss to coat.    

Mix the tablespoon of Nutella with the reserved 1/4-1/3 cup of peanut butter caramel mixture.   Take one cup of the coated popcorn and add it to the Nutella mixture to coat it.   

The popcorn will be sticky.  Cool all popcorn on waxed paper.   Break up the pieces that are too big and make sure the Nutella pieces are evenly disbursed.   We don't want any Nutella envy, do we?

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Have a great week and be sure to eat all the Nutella.

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