Green and yellow green and yellow green and yellow. . .I’m singing to myself. (But I’m singing about the Oregon Ducks, not Green Bay. Sorry for any confusion.)
Isn’t fall glorious? Boot-and-sweater weather, colorful trees, and—of course—it’s FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!! I am a lifelong Oregon Ducks fan and even though we aren’t having the greatest season, I love my Ducks. And I feel a need to make green and yellow snacks to munch on during games.
Enter this popcorn.
It is the perfect football snack because it combines A BUNCH of perfect football snacks: popcorn, nuts, chocolate, and candy. And bonus: it only takes about 20 minutes to whip up. And double bonus: it’s salty, sweet, and totally addictive.
Should I bother with a triple bonus? Sure: it’s totally customizable to your tastes. You can use any combination of colors, or no color at all if food dyes aren’t your thing. You could use cashews or pistachios, or omit the nuts altogether. You could use M&Ms instead of the toffee bits. (Ooh, peanut butter M&Ms would be phenomenal here.) Or have you seen the Butterfinger bits in the baking aisle recently? You could use those too.
See? Toldja. So many possibilities.
Who are you cheering for this weekend? Whoever it is, be sure to make a big batch of this popcorn and enjoy football season before it’s over!
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 6 ounces vanilla candy melts
- 2 ounces white chocolate
- 1/2 cup roasted, salted almonds
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate toffee bits
- flakey sea salt for sprinkling
- gel food coloring, if desired
- Pour half of the popped popcorn onto the baking sheet in one layer. Melt half of the candy melts and half of the white chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
- Add food coloring to achieve desired color. Pour over the popcorn and stir well to coat evenly. (Not every piece of popcorn will be completely covered.) Top with half the almonds, half the toffee bits, and a generous sprinkling of sea salt. Mix again, spreading the popcorn in one layer once the toffee bits and almonds are evenly distributed. Place the baking sheet in the fridge until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
- Repeat this process for the remaining ingredients and second color.
- Once the chocolate is set, break the popcorn apart and place both colors of popcorn in a bowl. Serve!
- Vanilla candy melts are also called vanilla almond bark and can usually be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store. If your local grocery store doesn't carry them check Michael's or Walmart. I can always find them there!
Green and yellow. . .now it’s stuck in my head. . .