Puppy Pop! (Puppy Chow Popcorn)

I know, I cheated my own blog. This recipe does not call for anything going into the oven. But it is sooo freaking delicious I had to share it. I suppose if I really wanted to follow my own rules I could have melted the chocolate and peanut butter in the oven… But that would have just been silly.

I debated about what to call this one for a long time… Muddy Buddy Popcorn, Muddy Kernels, Poppy Puppy, Muddy Pop Chow… But Pete hated Puppy Pop, so of course that is what I had to call it.

This super easy recipe is really just an excuse to eat lots of chocolate and peanut butter. Most of the time I don’t actually need an excuse… But for those of you who do – popcorn is the perfect vehicle.

Puppy Pop!
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chocolate chips (dairy-free for vegan version)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

You’ll also need a large pot for popping popcorn and a gallon plastic bag or large tupperware for coating the chocolatiness in powdered sugar.

First, pop that corn!
Put the veggie oil in a large pot with the kernels. Turn the heat on high, then when the first kernel busts open put a lid on the pot and turn the heat down to medium. Take the pot off the heat when there are 3 seconds between pops.

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Poppity pop pop pop!

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In a microwave or double boiler melt together your chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stirring periodically until the mixture is creamy, then add in the vanilla.

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Pour in the chocolate mixture, stirring gently with a spatula to coat.

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Put 1 cup of powdered sugar in a platic bag or tupperware followed by half the chocolatey popcorn. Seal it and toss it around a bit then transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with the second half and the second cup of powdered sugar.

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Then eat at least half of it in one sitting like we did…

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