Friday, July 6, 2012

Little House on the Prairie: Cookies and Cream Popcorn

"Almanzo looked at every kernel before he ate it.  They were all different shapes.  He had eaten thousands of handfuls of popcorn, and never found two kernels alike.  Then he thought that if he had some milk, he would have popcorn and milk."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farmer Boy

My husband and I rarely argue, but when we do, it is over something truly important.  Take our last argument, for instance.  It was over popcorn.  One of us believed that only certain types of corn could be used as popcorn.  The other one of us said that was ridiculous because, of course, all different types of corn kernels would pop.  How else would the Indians have introduced popcorn to the Pilgrims?  After all, it was not as though they had Orville Redenbacher back then.  Then one of said we were positive that not all corn could be popcorn because we learned it in 4th grade . . . at which point the other one of us started to laugh---big mistake when egos are on the line.  Thirty minutes later, we still hadn't resolved the popcorn debate, but it didn't matter because we were no longer speaking to each other. 

Ironically, one treat that my husband and I can ALWAYS agree on is Cookies and Cream Popcorn.  It is easy to make, it's a hit with kids and adults alike, and it tastes like it came from a gourmet kitchen.  Best of all, when eating a batch of this yumminess, no one seems to care what kind of corn it came from.  They simply want to know where they can get more.




Cookies and Cream Popcorn 
by Be Book Bound

1/2 cup popcorn kernels
4 squares almond bark (8 ounces or so)
1/2 package Oreo cookies
extra-large mixing bowl

Pop the corn in an air popper and crumble the Oreo cookies over the top.  Place the almond bark in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until the almond bark is melted and completely smooth.  Pour the almond bark on top of the popcorn and Oreos and stir with a spatula until the popcorn and Oreos are evenly covered.  Let the almond bark harden.  (I spread the popcorn on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to speed the setting up process).  Break into pieces and serve!  (Makes 12 to 14 cups)


This popcorn is the most requested treat at my house and never fails to woo crowds when I take it to parties.  I've even used it as an inexpensive teacher gift around Christmas time.  (My son's band instructor still talks about the bag we gave him last year.)

May your kernels always pop and may you ever avoid the topic of popcorn with your husbands . . .

P.S.  I was right.


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17 comments:

  1. Cookies and Cream popcorn? Where have I been?! Awesome, but...isn't this evil? LOL!!!

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  2. Yummy!!! Must try! When i manage to find some time, that is. I've been completely remisce in blogging and reading blogs. Grad school is taking it out of me. And I very much approve of your dvd selections :)

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  3. So much fun! Would love to have you join Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Insanely delicious! I would eat popcorn for breakfast lunch and dinner! It IS my favorite food! This is over-the-top! Making this soon!
    Thanks so much for this great treat and sharing it at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  5. Okay, that is sounding amazing but what is almond bark?

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  6. Yum! I'm pretty sure I could feed this to my kids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! :)

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  7. Very unusual mix of flavours.

    I found you on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a nice week.

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  8. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy! I am drooling right now.

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  9. This popcorn looks SO good...making it today. I found you on Ivy Cottage.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  10. This looks so delish - my 2 favorite snacks together in one bowl - what could be better than that?

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  11. You had me at LIW, oreos, and popcorn. Some of my favorites!

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  12. I'm going to make this for my 91 year old mom, who is trying to cut down on cookies! At least it will add a little fiber, right? Looks really good.

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  13. Yum- my husband LOVES popcorn. This looks great- and I love the idea of using it as a teacher gift. I have the same popcorn bowl! Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party-- http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/12/pin-it-thursday2/

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  14. My husband loves popcorn with almond bark...can't wait to add the oreos this time!

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  15. Oh my gosh my mouth is watering! Such a great idea. I'm a new follower coming from a blog hop! I would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  16. I've seen a lot of different flavored popcorn recently but not cookies and cream! yum!

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