For a quick, simple and tasty snack with a twist look no further than these chocolate-covered popcorn balls. Make a batch of 24 in just 20 minutes then share them out, give them as a gift or just eat them all yourself
- 75g popcorn
- 2tbsp groundnut oil
- 125g butter
- 150g golden caster sugar
- 1 large tbsp golden syrup
- 100g Maltesers, sliced into halves
- 30g dark chocolate, melted
Line a large tray with baking parchment.
Pop the popcorn by heating a large saucepan with a little of the oil. Add about a third of the popcorn, cover and listen for the pops to start. When the popping starts to subside turn off the heat, transfer the popcorn to a bowl and repeat until all the corn is popped.
Melt the butter in a pan, along with the sugar and syrup. Let it bubble until the mixture is a light golden brown – this will take about 5-6 minutes – then pour carefully over the popcorn.
Working quickly, mix well then, with lightly greased hands, bring the mix together into balls about the size of a satsuma, pressing the Malteser halves as you go. Place them on the lined tray to cool.
Drizzle with them melted chocolate then let them set again.
Wrap up and give as a gift to those you love.
These chocolate popcorn balls would make a great family snacks while watching films together