Today for the Real Mermaids Love The Holidays Blog Tour, I have one of the characters from the series sharing one of her favourite holiday treats! :D Below you can find the recipe to make your own Chocolate Popcorn with Candy Cane Sprinkles! :D
Real Mermaids Festive Treats
One of my favourite things about the upcoming holidays is the great treats we get to make and share. I love food so much, in fact, that I included a recipe for some of my favourite snacks in each of the Real Mermaids books.
My friend Cori and I thought we’d experiment a bit and ‘holiday-ize’ each recipe for you!
In Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath, Cori and I were totally desperate for a sleepover snack so Cori whipped up a batch of chocolate covered popcorn with some popcorn kernels, chocolate chips, a brown paper bag and a microwave. I’m not kidding—that girl’s a genius! We added some candy cane sprinkles here to give it that festive touch.
Chocolate Popcorn with Candy Cane Sprinkles
- brown paper lunch bag
- measuring cup
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp butter or margarine
- pinch of salt
- 3 candy canes, crushed
Pour the popcorn kernels into a brown paper lunch bag then fold the top of the bag ¼ of an inch, twice. Secure with two staples (trust me, Cori Googled it!) at the folded part to seal the bag shut. Put the bag flat in the microwave and cook on HIGH for about two minutes. Each microwave is different, though, so you may need to adjust the time.
Meanwhile, add the brown sugar, chocolate chips, butter/margarine and salt to a microwave-safe measuring cup. Cook on HIGH for about 15 seconds or until the gooey buttery-chocolaty mixture is melted. Mix well with a fork then pour it over the popcorn.
Toss like a salad, add the candy cane sprinkles on top and munch away!
Happy treats and have a great holiday, everyone!
The first two books in the Real Mermaids series are already released, and the third book comes out in February 2013! :D
So, do you have any favourite holiday treats? And are you planning on making some of this fantastic looking popcorn? I know I will! :D