Rocky Road Popcorn

rocky road popcorn

I know there are others out there like me. Others that hear the voice…the one that says “you need to create something”. Sometimes it’s a crocheted hat or blanket; other times it’s a painting or simply coloring with Ethan in his coloring books. Today, it’s Rocky Road Popcorn.

the stuff

The other day at the grocery store, we came across bagged peanuts. There were two to choose from: Yankees and Red Sox. It seems that the lower half of Connecticut are straight up Yankees fans and in the northern part, Red Sox. We grabbed a bag of Red Sox peanuts. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

the peanuts

Do you pop your popcorn on the stove top? We have not used microwave popcorn since we heard this story. It takes the same amount of time to pop it in a pot without the chemicals that microwaving it emits.

Pop 1/4 cup popcorn on the stove top in a Tbs. of oil. Chop about 1/4 cup of peanuts. Grab some chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and you have yourself the making of a great snack.

the goods

Your hands will get all chocolately while eating this, but that’s a pretty good problem to have, right?

Rocky Road Popcorn

  • 1/4 cup popping corn
  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Pop the corn. Let it cool. Add peanuts and marshmallows. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with 2 Tbs. butter and pour over the popcorn mixture. Mix thoroughly and pour onto a cookie sheet to cool. Let set for about an hour. Or speed it up by placing the pan in the refrigerator.

Enjoy while watching your favorite movie. I would suggest The Goonies, since every time I think “Rocky Road” I hear Sloth saying it.

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