Last week I shared my favorite go-to kettle corn recipe. This week I’m sharing a fun variation, a Chocolate Malt Popcorn Recipe. It’s a great back-to-school treat for the kids, and for those who are young at heart!
Earlier this summer, Ava hosted a bake sale on our front lawn.
She woke up one Saturday morning and decidedly stated that it was a good day for a bake sale. I blinked at her a couple times, then remembered our neighborhood was hosting an annual event and there would be extra foot traffic all day. I walked to the pantry and started pulling out odds and ends… half-empty bags of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, sprinkles.
We found a large bag of popcorn kernels and it dawned on me that popcorn would be fast to make in mass.
We put a couple sheets of cookies in the oven and started popping corn. We made two of our standard favorites, Kettle Corn and Tex Mex Popcorn, yet as I was shuffling through the pantry I noticed I had a container of malted milk powder far in the back.
With a little powdered sugar and cocoa powder, we turned that malted milk into chocolate malt powder for dusting the popcorn.
We cooked the popcorn on the stovetop with a little more oil than normal so it was well coated once popped. Then we tossed the hot popcorn with the malted milk powder to create a snack with a sweet chocolatey malty crunch.
Our Chocolate Malt Popcorn Recipe was a huge hit!
Ava packaged it in sandwich bags and charged a dollar a bag. She made a killing. So much in fact that she paid a few neighbor friends to assist her, and sent them in to instruct me to keep the popcorn coming.
I forgave the impertinence… they were excited.
Plus, I may work for her someday, so I want to stay on her good side. *wink*
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