*This post is sponsored by Lindt Chocolates.
If I have to choose between something sweet or something salty, I’m going to choose both. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite snacks that satisfies both your sweet tooth and your savory one.
SEA SALT CHOCOLATE POPCORN
Yes, you read correctly. It sounds like a mouthful because it is. For this snack, you will need your own bowl because you won’t want to share with anyone else. It‘s so simple to make, yet it feels decadent, like something you’d buy in a gourmet candy shop. Three ingredients, big impact. I recently tried a Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt dark chocolate bar and was smitten. It is perfect for this recipe, and I’m already thinking of using it in hot chocolate when cooler weather comes around.
Sea Salt Chocolate Popcorn
-2 Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt dark chocolate bars
-1/2 cup uncooked popcorn kernels
-1 cup cashew halves and pieces
-1/4 cup oil (If popping in a pan)
1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Test if oil is hot enough by dropping in a couple kernels. If they spin or pop, your oil is ready. (If it smokes, it is too high.) Add popcorn and top pot with lid, leaving a side propped to let out steam. Shake pan every 30 seconds or so to rotate kernels in the oil until finished popping. If you have an air popper, disregard this step and prepare popcorn as directed. You could also use microwave popcorn if you like.
2. Pour popcorn and cashews onto a wax paper lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
3. Chop chocolate bars into small pieces and melt over low heat using a double broiler.
4. Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn and cashews. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
I was glad to work with Lindt Chocolates in creating this post. Please see this video for more about the Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Salt line. Make sure visit Lindt on Facebook to get a $2 coupon and try this bar for yourself!!