Are you looking for a quick and easy afterschool treat to make with the kids? Try this!
Did you know that Native Americans brought a bag of popped corn to the first Thanksgiving? Natives throughout the Americas also made a popcorn beer, some made popcorn soup. After learning about the fluffy food, colonists began enjoying a bowl of popcorn, served with cream or milk for breakfast!
Corn was first domesticated in Mexico over 9,000 years ago from a wild grass, and like chocolate; a popcorn kernel is actually a seed. A common way to eat popcorn at that time was to hold an oiled ear on a stick over the fire, then chew the popped kernels off it.
Today we enjoy popcorn, microwaved at home or at movie theaters, state fairs, and sporting events. It’s mixed with all sorts of spices, nuts, caramel, pretzels, and of course chocolate.
Here’s a simple Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn recipe using the American Heritage Chocolate that your kids are sure to love.
Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn
Prep time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
1 bag of microwave popcorn (9 1/2 cups)
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup salted cashews (or substitute with pretzels, peanuts, pecans, or granola)
3 oz. American Heritage Chocolate Block (grated)
Place popped popcorn in a lightly greased 15-in. by 10-in. x 1-in baking pan, sprinkle with marshmallows and cashews and coat with grated American Heritage Chocolate Block
Bake at 300 degrees for 5 minutes. Let stand for one minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy! It will satisfy that sweet and salty craving.
To order the American Heritage Chocolate Block and other American Heritage products, shop online at The Old North Church Gift Shop.