We are big old popcorn lovers in this house. And not just the microwave variety of popcorn, although I am perfectly okay with that in a pinch. No, we have a jar of the old-fashioned kernels, and a great Cuisinart popcorn popper than involves a little oil and some salt and melting up some butter. And I thought that was pretty much the best route to old-fashioned popcorn. Until my friend L sent me this.
And I have to admit, I was a doubter. Six ears of rock-hard corn. It sat in my cabinet for a good long while, until the day that I decided to try this recipe I had kicking around for peanut butter popcorn. And since I knew the popcorn was going to get drenched in a coating of peanut butter marshmallow wonderfulness, I thought, why not try the corn-cobs? So I hauled them out of the cabinet and took a look at the label.
The deal is that you take one of those ears, put it in a brown paper bag, put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, and voila! Perfect and delicious popcorn without a chemical in site. What took me so long??? I’m a believer.
So then it was on to the peanut butter popcorn, which as I mentioned above, involves making a mixture of marshmallow and peanut butter and regular butter, melting the whole thing together and stirring it into a bowl of popcorn and peanuts. Spread it out on some wax paper, let it cool and harden, and life is pretty close to perfect for a while.
Next time I am going to drizzle just a little melted chocolate over the whole thing – what do you think???