Super Bowl Snacks: Mint Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn
Oh, and I guess the game is interesting as well....or at least the commercials are! Honestly, I don't watch sports on TV, so I compensate by diving into the sporty details and throwing a helluva party.
This year, my husband and I went the easy route- we reserved a few tables at our favorite local dive bar and invited a few families to join in. They are allowing us to bring dessert, so I thought something salty and sweet would be ideal for all ages.
Every month, I receive a delivery of edible goodies from Degustabox- a food subscription box that includes 10-15 full size surprise items every month for only $19.99. I have discovered a lot of my favorite this way- this month's new obsession is Cello Whisps, which are pure cheese crisps. I popped them on top of my tomato soup, in a caesar salad, and straight out the bag.
Another discovery this month was ALO, an aloe vera drink that has amazing flavors like Cucumber Cantaloupe. I could drink this every day- extremely refreshing with a unique texture. Finally, I reintroduced microwave popcorn into my life. Jolly Time Healthy Pop was in this month's Degustabox. I have a mini "old fashioned" popcorn machine at home that I usually pop my stuff in, but I have come to discover how messy it is to make. I loved that Healthy Pop has only 20 calories per serving, and is naturally flavored.
For the Super Bowl, I wanted to make single serving size snacks for our crowd. I cut brown construction paper and shaped it into cones with double stick tape, then painted football laces on with White Out.
Next, I popped the Jolly Time in the microwave, let the bag cool, then poured it onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
I placed about 1/2 cup of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips into a microwave-safe bowl and warmed it on high for 30 seconds. I took it out, stirred, then microwaved at 15 second intervals to make sure it didn't burn.
I then let my kids drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn and let it cool for about 10 minutes. All you have to do is place the cooled chocolate-drizzled popcorn in the cones and you are all set! The only tough part is deciding how to serve it. I have a mason jar caddy that I bought from Cost Plus World Market that I use for crayons and markers. I emptied it out, washed the mason jars, and placed the cones in them.
You can also cover a box in construction or wrapping paper and cut holes in the bottom to pop the cones in.