I finally saw Frozen this week. Yay! Kinda needed too since I’m throwing a Frozen themed party next week. 🙂
The plan is to do a themed dinner and then watch the film. And what would go better than some snowflakes (a.k.a. popcorn) to munch on? Then I got to thinking that we really needed to find a way to ‘stuff our faces with chocolate’. But I didn’t want this to turn into a 3 course eat-a-thon either.
So lightning flashed and thunder rolled (in my brain of course) why not combine the chocolate with the snowflakes? Done deal. A chocolate twist on the movie snack classic.
This is what I finally came up with. A stuff myself with chocolate blizzard. It has snowflakes (popcorn), Else’s palace guard (his name is apparently marshmallow according to the subtitles), white chocolate to keep the blizzard theme, and bits of Olaf/snowmen (pretzel arms, orange and brown reeses pieces for the nose and buttons). If you or your kids don’t like the idea of eating Olaf just say it’s snowmen.
To start pop ½ cup of popping corn. While that’s going measure out your pretzels, marshmallow and reeses pieces. Before mixing it all together pick out all the yellow reeses pieces. Just remember what Olaf advises, ‘Yellow and snow? No go.” Make sure you still have the full amount of reeses after your color cleansing.
Then mix it all together in it’s own bowl then in with the popped popcorn. I alternate pouring it between two bowls since all the little pieces tend to shift down to the bottom-many times too fast. Plus it’s gentler on the popcorn and you get less broken pieces.
After pouring the mix between bowls 2 or 3 times I prep a baking sheet with wax paper. You want a place to put the mix right after you incorporate the chocolate in so it can harden in a thin flat layer. Once your landing area is prepped, melt the white chocolate according to the package directions.
*Typically I would have done the Wilton chips since they are cheaper but I ended up buying nestles white chocolate chips. Sir bounce-a-lot was understandable being sir grumps-a-lot while we were out and I couldn’t find Wilton chips after my second perusal of the aisle. Getting something white and chocolate was way more important at the time.
Once your chocolate is melted and smooth quickly pour it into your bowl of popcorn mix. I like to scrape as much out as I can with a silicone spatula, I get way more out and it’s easier to clean! Then I’ll stir the chocolate into the mix with the spatula. Once it’s cool enough to touch (usually within the first minute for me) start tossing with your hand and the spatula, this is gentler on the popcorn and still allows you to scrape extra chocolate off the sides of the bowl—back into the mix.
As soon as the mix is well incorporated pour onto the prepped baking sheet and spread out into an even flat layer of mix. Sprinkle to your heart’s delight. I chose blue to help make the mix look whiter.
*Color tip- Blue helps your white feel whiter. Yellow psychologically means white is getting old but a blue tinge means whiter and newer.
I’d like to do it again with blue corn (I hear it pops whiter) and some white sugar crystals as well. It still turned out amazing! Despite it’s name its not too chocolatey but more nutty, like Olaf’s sense of humor. 🙂 Once it’s hardened gently break it into pieces and store in an air tight container. Don’t leave it out too long or it can go stale very quickly.
This stuff was so addicting, I ate waaaay too much. So I made the hubster take what was left to work. He came home with an empty Tupperware and requests for the recipe.
So here it is folks:
Stuff my face with chocolate blizzard
Recipe by Somethin Outta Nothin
½ cup unpopped corn
Or 2 microwave bags
12 oz. white chocolate-to melt
1 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
1 1/3 cup reeses peices-no yellows
1 1/3 cup pretzels
Sprinkles-as much as you want
1. Pop the corn
2. Measure and mix in pretzels, reeses, and marshmallows.
3. Prep landing area.
4. Melt chocolate
5. Stir in chocolate-quickly.
6. Spread out on prepped area and sprinkle lavishly.
7. Let harden and store in air tight container-if it lasts that long.
What’s your favorite Peanut butter chocolate treat? Do you stuff your face with it?