So since I burned the muffins, I need SOMETHING to bring for my friends on the trip. My buddy John is letting me have full reign of his couch for the weekend, Miss Alisha is going to be my partner in crime for the Charleston leg, and then my good friend Jamie will be hosting on the way back.
I was considering rice krispie treats when I came across THIS.
Nobody loves Puppy Chow quite as much as my college family, so this, I expect, will be well-received.
9 cups plain popcorn (I popped mine from kernels in a little oil on the stove)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used creamy but crunchy could be interesting)
1/2 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
Prepare your popcorn. I find that stove-top popcorn is a bit more resilient than the microwave stuff, but I also recognize that most people don’t have popcorn kernels in the house, so work with whatcha got.
Melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips, vanilla, and butter together in a double-boiler, or the microwave (at 50% power to avoid burning the chocolate.) Douse the popcorn in said chocolately goodness. Mix in powdered sugar so it looks like this:
Lay it out on a baking sheet to firm up, then scarf it all down– erm, divvy it into bags with a little ribbon for your amigos.
The thing is, now that I’ve blogged about this, it will be expected once I show up, so I can’t eat the whole thing on the drive. Maybe just a little…