Salted Nutella Popcorn

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It should come as no surprise to Como Water readers that I have become ‘pop’ obsessed this summer. I have posted numerous ice pops and if you can believe it, I actually haven’t posted half of the recipes I’ve created (like Orange Hazelnut and Watermelon Arnold Palmer. Mmmm.).

Well folks, I’ve got a new treat for ya! POPCORN! Oh, yes… I couldn’t abandon my ‘pop’ theme just yet… but instead of continuing to inundate you with ice pops, I thought I’d mix it up a bit. Enter this salted Nutella popcorn as an introduction into my flavored popcorn extravaganza! I’ll be posting lots more (along with techniques), but for now, I leave you with this salty-sweet piece of heaven (um, yes, that I made … and ate… two days in a row!).

A quick note about this popcorn–it should be consumed immediately after making. Unlike other chocolate that will harden when cool, the Nutella will stay soft and then it will get gooey after a day or so, which is just, well, no bueno.

Ok, that’s all for now! Happy Thursday everyone! 😀

Salted Nutella Popcorn

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients: 

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

1/4 cup Nutella

1/4 teaspoon salt

Method:

*Pop popcorn with coconut oil according to the manufacturer’s instructions (I use a Whirley Pop). As soon as the corn is popped, set aside (keep inside the popcorn maker). Immediately microwave Nutella for 30 seconds. Add popped corn to a large bowl along with the melted Nutella. Mix completely. Sprinkle salt. Mix. ENJOY!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Phew – love this! Decadent! Love mixing salty and sweet. Si, es no bueno – gooey! LOL

  2. Two things I love most: popcorn and nutella. Haw have I never combined the two yet? Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. My kids and I just watched a food documentary on Cracker Jacks. This reminds me of that yummy salty and sweet thing you get from a lovely box. YUM!!!!! Very clever. :)

  4. You have absolutely killed me with this amazing combination post 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Oh my, I really must try this!

  6. this looks amazing, absolutely amazing! cannot wait to try!

  7. This is so unique and creative. Looks really nice and wow, what a way to use the Nutella.

  8. um yeah, I will have zero difficulties consuming this immediately… looks fan-tas-tic!

  9. Will you marry me?

  10. Oh. Tiffany. Wow. That popcorn is a serious sweet-salty work of art!

  11. Good God. I think my heart just stopped. These are AMAZING! Like Empamosa-AMAZING.

    So making this. So, so making this.

  12. Gosh, these must be addictive!

  13. Anyone who loves nutella would fall head over heels in love with these popcorns! I am soooooo makng these next time hubby and i are watching a movie :)

  14. We had the same popper back in Tucson Arizona, we had to retire it we used it so much:-) My hubby while eating popcorn, sings the “I love popcorn song!” I am not kidding by the way:-) This recipe sounds dangerous….eat the whole bowl….well okay then, twist my arm:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

  15. Woah. This sounds unmissable.

  16. Thanks for the comments everyone! 😀

  17. Wow, this looks AMAZING!!

  18. Does this harden enough to not be messy once it cools?

    • Hi Claire,

      The Nutella is still pretty sticky once the popcorn cools, so I suggest eating right away! (which is not hard to do… it’s delicious!).

  19. Made this tonight. Loved it!! Thanks for the recipe