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You. Guys. You know when I start off my posts super dramatically delicious things are about to happen right? Good. I'm glad we know each other well enough at this point for that phrase to be an automatic indicator of delicious things.
Derek and I have been having movie nights non-stop lately. Him being done with school is pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen to our marriage. Clearly I'll be singing a different tune when he starts grad school next year, but for now it's all the movie nights and delicious treats over here.
Last weekend when we were picking a few things up at Sam's Club we saw an ACT II demo for a cookies and cream popcorn recipe and it inspired me to go ahead and make this treat on Monday night. You guys, I've never been one to be into the sweet and salty desert trend, but I'm all about this one. The white chocolate and popcorn make for the most delicious flavor combination I think I've ever had! Then you add in the M&Ms and pretzels... and my goodness... let's just not talk about how I ate this entire batch in one sitting. If you're totally into husband/wife at-home movie night dates like me... you need to make this recipe, I promise you'll love it! Plus there's a $2.00 off coupon via Ibotta for ACT II popcorn right now, so why not?
Also, the thing that's great about this recipe is that it's totally adaptable to what you like! You can add nuts, omit pretzels, use dark chocolate instead of white... Oh my goodness... how good would that be?! That's it... I'm going to go and make a dark chocolate version of this right now.
1 Bag of ACT II Popcorn
11 oz white chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening
1 cup of chocolate candy pieces
1 cup pretzels
Pop your ACT II Popcorn according to the package directions. On a large sheet of wax paper spread across your table lay out the popcorn in a flat layer, and then sprinkle with the M&M's and pretzels.
In a microwave safe bowl add the shortening and the white chocolate. Microwave in 30 second increments until completely smooth.
Pour the melted white chocolate over the top of the popcorn mixture in an even layer. Wait for the chocolate to set and harden for a few minutes and then transfer to a large bowl. Popcorn will last in a resealable bag for two days... although it probably won't last that long!