Explosive Edibles: Drive-in Movie Popcorn

Explosive Edibles: Drive-in Movie Popcorn

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So…the original plan was to make a bright and colorful red, white and bleu salad to represent the USA on my Eat the World Showcase Tour. Instead, I decided to make this cookie candy popcorn sweet thing. I mean, who needs salads?

Side note: Grape and I just started using My Fitness Pal to lose a couple winter LBS. This girl needs salads.

Anyway, the salad’s coming back later (maybe 4th of July) but for now, let’s talk about this delightful snack a bit.

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You may recall back in December I mentioned being featured on Cut Out & Keep as one of their cooking superstars (Yay! Thanks again!). The fabulous duo in charge of that shtick just put out a super fun arts and crafts DIY book representing a craft from each of the 50 states. Ambitious, yes?

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Reading through it, it was definitely fun to see what they came up with to represent the personality of each state. It’s actually a shame this didn’t come out like 6 months ago because it’s full of fun activities for all those kiddos around the Midwest and northeast that were snowed in from school this winter.  If you’re into DIY, I recommend picking up a copy.

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Anyway, they sent me a book to play with and I figured it’d be fun to make one of their treats for my USA dish. So, from Indiana, in an homage to the drive-in movie theater once so prevalent in that state (23 still up and running!), here’s their explosive drive-in movie popcorn.

As you can see, it’s chock full of all the good things: Oreos, M&Ms, butter, sugar-YES. The one surprise was the Pop Rocks. I was skeptical that a cotton-candy flavored topping would go well with the rest of all the chocolate but don’t you know-it works. Since Pop Rocks aren’t sold at the corner Walgreens, I got mine at Candiality, a specialty candy store.

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Explosive Drive-In Movie Popcorn
Yields 4
A sweet popcorn snack with Oreos, M&Ms and a sweet popping surprise
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup popping corn
  2. 4 Oreo cookies, crumbled
  3. 1/2 cup M&Ms (I used plain)
  4. 4 TB butter, melted
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  7. 1 pack Pop Rocks
Instructions
  1. Pop the popcorn and lay flat on a baking sheet.
  2. Spring over the crumbled cookies and M&Ms. Drizzle the butter over all of it.
  3. Melt the sugar in a saucepan until caramelized, add the salt, and drizzle over the popcorn. Sprinkle the pop rocks on top and serve.
Adapted from http://www.amazon.com/Cut-Out-Keep-Around-Projects/dp/1780674163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426180731&sr=8-1&keywords=cut+out+and+keep
Adapted from http://www.amazon.com/Cut-Out-Keep-Around-Projects/dp/1780674163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426180731&sr=8-1&keywords=cut+out+and+keep
The Hungary Buddha Eats the World http://thehungarybuddha.com/

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Laurence King Publishing provided me with a copy of this book, but all opinions are, as always, my own.

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