When I go to sports games, I look forward to eating delicious snacks, like Zebra popcorn from Popcornopolis. It really is so good. So for the first game of this Bruin Football season, I figured, why not try to create the tasty treat myself.
1 cup popcorn kernels, popped (yields about 8-10 cups of popped popcorn)
1 cup caramel
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tbs butter
Making the Zebra Popcorn is mostly about assembly, but the components take time. You have to make the caramel candy when you plan to use it. The product is hot, and will harden on the popcorn once poured from the pot you made it in.
The popcorn is easy to make though; make it fresh, not from a microwave bag. You can find my popcorn instructions here.
To start, take your popcorn and lay it on wax paper on top of two cookie sheets. One will be covered in caramel and the other in chocolate.
If your popcorn is NOT salted, make sure to salt it!
For instructions on how to make caramel candy, click here. You want to make sure you make the version posted in the original recipe. You will see some variations at the bottom of the post, and can ignore those. Once your caramel is done, pour it onto one of the pans full of popcorn. It will harden almost instantly so drizzle the best you can. Move around the pop corn a bit to harden it. Leave it to the side.
For the chocolate, take your semi sweet chips and butter and melt the two together in the microwave. Drizzle the warm chocolate on top of the other pan of popcorn. Smooth it around if you have to.
Let both pans of popcorn cool. You may even put them in the fridge to speed up the process. Once done, combine the two pans in a large bowl. The caramel may be chunky, in which case just break the candy into smaller pieces.
The two flavors should integrate in every bite. Totally addicting and totally delicious!