Chocolate popcorn squares

By Hope Malau
25 March 2016

These yummy chocolate-coated popcorn treats are easy to put together and will be a real hit with the kids.

Makes 16 squares Preparation: 20 min Cooking: 10 min Chilling: 1½ hours

  • oil
  • 4 x 250 ml (4 c) popcorn
  • 200 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100 g butter, cubed
  • 45 ml (3 T) golden syrup
  • 2 ml (½ t) ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 g white chocolate

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Line a square baking tin (20-30 cm) with baking paper.

1 Heat a splash of oil in a large saucepan and, when hot, stir in the popcorn. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook over medium-low heat, shaking the saucepan now and then, until all the kernels have popped.

2 Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate with the butter, golden syrup, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir to mix well.

3 Toss the popcorn with the melted chocolate mixture and tip into the prepared baking tin. Using the back of a spoon, press the mixture firmly into the tin. Chill for 1 hour to set.

4 Turn out onto a board and remove the paper. Melt the white chocolate and, using a teaspoon, drizzle the chocolate all over the top. Chill until set.

5 Using a large sharp serrated knife, cut into squares.

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