Alright team, it's T minus 7 hours and we still haven't figured out what we're contributing to the Super Bowl shindig tonight.
Aaaaand cue food related panic attack.
It's hard being bakers on days like this. Everyone wants football food! Pigs in a blanket, dips, pretzels, nachos, dips, buffalo wings, dips, peanuts...did we mention dips?
Unless you can whip up some football shaped sugar cookies or some elaborately decorated personalized player cupcakes, the baked goods generally fall flat to the chips. And dips.
Unless...UNLESS...you bring a sweet version of a classic tv watching snack.
We kinda promised ourselves we wouldn't make this when we saw it floating around the web. Not because it doesn't look completely delicious, but because popcorn is our go-to snack.
We have portion control issues you see, but at least with some popcorn we can get salty satisfaction without totally losing control.
But covering it in chocolate and peanut butter and powdered sugar?
Well, yeah, that kinda takes away the "healthy" snack part of it all and places it firmly in the "you just ate a gigantic bowl of dessert" snack.
But hey, it's probably better for you than nachos??
Puppy Chow Popcorn
Makes 9 cups
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
9 cups popcorn (1 standard size microwave bag)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Pop popcorn according to package instructions. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter and heat in 30 second bursts in the microwave unil melted and smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over popcorn. Using a large spoon, mix until popcorn is evenly coated with chocolate. In 1/2 cup increments, add powdered sugar and continue to mix until evenly coated and all 1 1/2 cups has been added.
Spread popcorn evenly on prepared baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge. Break up and serve. Store popcorn at room temperature in an airtight container.