1 Suzie the Foodie: Halloween Ectoplasm Slimed Popcorn

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Ectoplasm Slimed Popcorn

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

This yummy Halloween foodie idea was inspired by Purple Chocolat Home. I could not resist the idea of sliming popcorn with ectoplasm! Made me nostalgic for Ghostbusters.

The Popcorn

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

The original recipe originally calls for microwaved popcorn. I may not be afraid of ghosts but my microwave freaks me out. As a result, I made old school popcorn.

Heat a pot on medium-high heat. Add enough canola oil to coat the bottom.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

Add 3 popcorn kernels and cover the pot with the lid.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

When the kernels have popped you know the oil is hot enough to add more popcorn.

Cover, shake a bit and wait until the popping slows down.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

Your popcorn is ready!

The Ectoplasm

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

I got out my foolproof Epicure chocolate decorator and filled it with Epicure's stunning white chocolate.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

I microwaved it and something went terribly wrong! This was during the time Vincent Price was haunting my kitchen and screwing everything up so I blame him.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

So I tried to microwave the white chocolate in my microwave and of course, it got to the point of being scorched.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

Instead of giving up, I heated up some heavy cream, topped the chocolate with it, waited... and then finally it came together.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

I added green food colouring paste to the chocolate and started drizzling.

Halloween Ectoplasm Splashed Popcorn

Don't forget to also add salt! The chocolate is very sweet and adding that bit of salt helps balance the flavour.

I had forgotten how much having popcorn reminded me of Halloween parties growing up. This is a fun and easy idea (if you can figure out how to melt the chocolate) that really is affordable to make. It takes a classic foodie treat like popcorn and makes it special and kind of freaky at the same time.

Despite the challenges, this is one of my favourite new Halloween treats of the year!


Sara said...

I'm afraid I might eat the entire bowl myself. Sounds and looks horrifically yummy. (sorry)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're going to have to perform an exorcism or something to get rid of Vincent Price. Apparently he never knows when it's time to go home!

Suzie Ridler said...

Sara, that is the danger of making this treat! I had a hard time backing away from it. Who knew ectoplasm tasted so good?

Debra, thankfully after I worked on the video the spooky stuff stopped! I'm hoping that from now on, the rest of the disasters will be my own damn fault. That Vincent is powerful though!