I also think it is kind of a copycat recipe of a variety of Popcorn Indiana, but I've never actually had it to know for sure.
I've made this popcorn for Christmas, as a bridal shower favor (packaged in cute bags, of course), a fun snack, and, most recently, for the Super Bowl!
You only need the most basic ingredients.
3 tablespoons coconut oil (or 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil)
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
You can even see the original recipe that I used as the kettle corn base :)
Not pictured: semi-sweet chocolate chips and melt-able white chocolate (NOT white chocolate chips; they don't melt well at.all.)
You start by melting the coconut oil in a large pot.
Once it has melted, add the popcorn...
Then, evenly sprinkle the sugar over the kernels.
I'm serious about this whole sprinkling evenly thing. If you just dump it in the middle, it won't work right. Nobody wants that!
Cover the pot and shake until it's done popping.
Dump onto a foil or wax paper lined table/counter/baking sheets.
Pick out all of the un-popped kernels and any of the pieces that may have burned because you were taking pictures for your blog.
Then sprinkle with salt.
I love love double love the salty and sweet combination. So much so that even my daughters comment about the salty and sweet combination without prompting :)
You could stop there and have delicious kettle corn!
Or, you could take it over the top with some melty chocolate goodness!
Melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Once they're melted, pour them into a ziplock bag...scooting all of the chocolate to one corner.
Then, just snip the little corner off so you can control your chocolate drizzle.
Then, do the same with the white chocolate!
I don't have pictures of this part, because I don't :)
Once the chocolate has cooled/hardened, put it in a serving bowl...
or cutie little basket-y things and
Tastes better when enjoyed with friends :)
Note: I loved the mild coconut flavor that the coconut oil added, but I've made this many times with canola oil and it's also awesome!
You can't go wrong!
I'm linking up with A Southern Fairytale for Mouthwatering Monday