How To Make Almond Bark Popcorn

How To Make Almond Bark Popcorn

Tired of eating the same boring popcorn? If you agreed, then you should learn how to make almond bark popcorn. It will give you a new twist! Popcorn is good, don’t get me wrong, but a different take on it surely will satisfy your taste buds. The key ingredient of this recipe is almond bark; almond bark is a chocolate-like confection that utilizes vegetable fats rather than cocoa butter.

It also comprises coloring and different flavorings. You can refer to almond bark as a vanilla-flavored candy coating. Available in packages, discs, blocks sold at candy stores, and baking supplies. Almond bark is a bit sweeter than white chocolate, but it surely just melts in your mouth.

Imagine popcorn with almond bark coating. Isn’t that a sugary goodness? Besides, puffs are sweet and creamy and so decadent. Once you start munching on them, surely you won’t be able to stop. It is the best twist on your basic and mediocre popcorn that is super easy to make and super delicious. You can prepare this recipe for any day, even on holidays. 

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Facts About Popcorn

Popcorn is allergen-free. Because of that, people who are gluten intolerant do not have to worry. In addition to that, it is free of all major allergens along with dairy, egg, nuts, and soy. Usually, you can enjoy freshly-popped kernels, either stove-popped or air-popped with just a hint of salt. However, you might as well be creative and turn them into almond bark popcorn.

Furthermore, did you know that popcorn comes in two distinct shapes? You can differentiate them as mushroom-shaped popcorn and snowflake-shaped popcorn. So in that regard, the snowflake-shaped popcorn is bigger than the mushroom-shaped popcorn. Because of that, movie theaters usually sell snowflake-shaped popcorn.

Facts About Popcorn

Moreover, popcorn is not the only corn capable of popping, contrary to popular belief. So with that, dent and flint corns can also pop. However, their flakes are smaller in comparison. In addition to that, several varieties that can pop include milo, millet, sorghum, and rice.

What You Will Need To Follow This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1 cup or 8 ounces almond bark

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Waxed paper
  • Baking sheets

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Step by Step Instructions To Make Almond Bark Popcorn

Step 1

On a large saucepan, place two tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Try testing out if the temperature is right. You can do this by putting a small number of popcorn kernels into the oil. Make sure it is about four pieces, and cover it until it pops. Afterward, place the remaining popcorn kernels in an even layer in the saucepan. And after about thirty seconds, place a lid and remove it from heat. Place it back to the heat. Then, lightly shake the saucepan back and forth over the stove for about one to two minutes.

Step 2

After that, prepare some baking sheets and place a sheet of wax paper on each baking sheet. Then, spread out the cooked popcorn out onto a few sheets over the waxed paper.

Step 3

On top of a double boiler and over simmering water, place the almond bark and stir periodically; make sure to scrape down the sides of the mixture in the bowl using a rubber spatula. Doing this prevents the almond bark mixture from scorching. Do this until the bark is completely melted; this process may last about five minutes or so. 

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Step 4

After melting the almond bark, sprinkle or pour the mixture over the popcorn. And make sure to combine and coat the popcorn evenly. Allow the bark to dry for about thirty minutes. 

Step 5

If the bark mixture has dried up, you can place it in a serving bowl. Then, finally, serve and enjoy! 

Tips and Tricks for Popcorn with Almond Bark

You can add your favorite sprinkles and toppings while the popcorn is warm. Doing this provides an extra flavor, and it makes it extra special. In addition to that, you can store this recipe in containers. With that, ensure it is completely cooled. So, you can begin breaking it up and placing or storing it on airtight jars. Moreover, if you prefer to pop popcorn in an air popper, then you might as well use it.

Bear in mind that you must never store unpopped popcorn in the fridge. The main reason is that the refrigerator will dry out the moisture in the kernels. For that reason, without the moisture, the popcorn will not pop. That is why the best location to store popcorn is in a dry and cool cupboard.

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How To Make Almond Bark Popcorn

Tired of eating the same boring popcorn? If you agreed, then you should learn how to make almond bark popcorn. It will give you a new twist! Popcorn is good, don’t get me wrong, but a different take on it surely will satisfy your taste buds. The key ingredient of this recipe is almond bark; almond bark is a chocolate-like confection that utilizes vegetable fats rather than cocoa butter.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Almond Bark Popcorn
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Waxed paper
  • Baking sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1 cup or 8 ounces almond bark

Instructions

  • On a large saucepan, place two tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Try testing out if the temperature is right. You can do this by putting a small number of popcorn kernels into the oil. Make sure it is about four pieces, and cover it until it pops. Afterward, place the remaining popcorn kernels in an even layer in the saucepan. And after about thirty seconds, place a lid and remove it from heat. Place it back to the heat. Then, lightly shake the saucepan back and forth over the stove for about one to two minutes.
  • After that, prepare some baking sheets and place a sheet of wax paper on each baking sheet. Then, spread out the cooked popcorn out onto a few sheets over the waxed paper.
  • On top of a double boiler and over simmering water, place the almond bark and stir periodically; make sure to scrape down the sides of the mixture in the bowl using a rubber spatula. Doing this prevents the almond bark mixture from scorching. Do this until the bark is completely melted; this process may last about five minutes or so.
  • After melting the almond bark, sprinkle or pour the mixture over the popcorn. And make sure to combine and coat the popcorn evenly. Allow the bark to dry for about thirty minutes.
  • If the bark mixture has dried up, you can place it in a serving bowl. Then, finally, serve and enjoy!

Notes

You can add your favorite sprinkles and toppings while the popcorn is warm. Doing this provides an extra flavor, and it makes it extra special. In addition to that, you can store this recipe in containers. With that, ensure it is completely cooled. So, you can begin breaking it up and placing or storing it on airtight jars. Moreover, if you prefer to pop popcorn in an air popper, then you might as well use it.
Bear in mind that you must never store unpopped popcorn in the fridge. The main reason is that the refrigerator will dry out the moisture in the kernels. For that reason, without the moisture, the popcorn will not pop. That is why the best location to store popcorn is in a dry and cool cupboard.
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