Make your Big Game Party a TOUCHDOWN with Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn served in Free Printable Football Popcorn Boxes!
Orville Redenbacher® Movie Theater Butter popcorn has always been my favorite. Not just because of it's delightful buttery flavor, but because I associate some special memories with it. When my great-grandpa would come to visit, my mom would get out the old air popper and make him a giant bowl of buttery popcorn. I would always scoot as close as I could so that I could share the popcorn with him. He died while I was still young, and for the longest time, I thought that the Orville Redenbacher image was a picture of my great-grandpa. So, that's why Orville Redenbacher will always have my heart!
So, it only makes sense that one of my favorite snacks is popcorn. From snack time, to movie nights at home, to celebrating the Big Game together, you can count on a bowl of popcorn sitting out to be enjoyed at every occasion!
Popcorn and popcorn recipes are simple to prepare. By combining some of your favorite flavors or candy with popcorn, you can create some amazing recipes like this Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn! It's the perfect sweet & salty snack and comes together in just minutes. It's also easy enough for the kids to help with!
Pop a bag of popcorn and immediately pour it out onto a cookie sheet to cool. This also makes it easy for you to remove any un-popped kernels - but be careful, they're hot!!
After you remove the kernels, start melting some chocolate melting wafers. I used milk chocolate, but the beauty of making your own popcorn recipes is that you can choose your favorite flavors! Melt 15-20 wafers in the microwave according to package directions. Use a spoon and drizzle the chocolate on the popcorn as evenly as you can.
Next, melt some caramels. I had better luck melting them on the stovetop, but you can also use the microwave. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin it out a little, then drizzle it on the popcorn. I drizzled the caramel in the opposite direction of the chocolate.
Let the chocolate and caramel cool. Since the chocolate and caramel now hold the popcorn together, you'll need to use your hands to split up the popcorn. Next, grab a handful of chocolate-covered pretzels and break them into pieces. Stir the pretzels in with the popcorn, and voila! Easy, right?
1 bag Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Butter Popcorn (Classic Bag)
15-20 chocolate melting wafers
1 cup chocolate-covered pretzels, broken into pieces
- Pop a bag of popcorn in the microwave until there's 1-2 seconds between pops.
- Remove popcorn bag from microwave. Open and pour the popcorn out onto a large cookie sheet to cool. Carefully remove all the un-popped kernels (be careful, they will be hot).
- While the popcorn is cooling, place 15-20 chocolate melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in the microwave for 1 minute, and then in 30-second increments until the chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the pan of popcorn.
- Unwrap the caramels and pour them into a small saucepan. Cook on medium-low to low heat, and stir constantly so the caramels don't burn. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the caramels.
- Once the caramels have completely melted, use a spoon to drizzle the caramel over the popcorn.
- After the chocolate and caramel has cooled, the popcorn will need to be split apart and placed in a bowl.
- Break chocolate-covered pretzels into fourths or small, popcorn-sized pieces. Mix the pretzels in with the popcorn.
- Pour Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn into Football Popcorn Boxes to enjoy at your Game Day party!
To make one Football Popcorn Box, print out two copies of the Popcorn Box Template on heavy cardstock. Carefully cut out along the edges.
Use a scoring tool and a ruler to make creases along the edges of the popcorn boxes so that they will be easier to fold.
To connect the templates together, add a line of glue or tape runner along the side flap.
Align the second template with the taped flap and press down. You should now have one template, ready to be turned into a box!
Bring the football side of the template around to the taped flap. Line the edges up and press the paper together. Now you've got a bottomless box!
Fold the bottom flaps together and tape or glue in place for more stability.
TOUCHDOWN!! Now the popcorn box is finished, and it's easy to create as many as you need for your Game Day party guests to enjoy their snacks and Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn in!
Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.
This Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn has everything you need in a snack. Salty, sweet, crunchy, and a bit of chewy. And if you have a larger crowd (or just a few extra hungry people), you can mix up another batch quickly.
What are your favorite Game Day snacks?