Such a quick and easy treat for the family; these little bites of joy will keep you coming back for more! Perfect on a Friday night with a film, a blanket and some great company.
In my first post for the ‘weekend treat’ section, where I hopefully inspire you to take a break and enjoy something deliciously naughty, I thought why not go for a classic but with a twist. Popcorn is a weekend staple in this house. As soon as it’s Friday night, out comes the popcorn packet and the white old-favourite plastic bowl we use (wouldn’t be the same without it!) We usually stick on Netflix and plough our way through; it’ll be gone in seconds with my Husband and I around – he’s a popcorn fiend! We always go for a large when at the cinema!
So with popcorn in mind, I wanted to jazz it up a little. I’ve seen people on Pinterest doing Oreo popcorn – so basically crushed up Oreo in the popcorn. Now one of my favourite biscuits is the custard cream, so why not custard cream popcorn? Inspired by this, I went ahead and tried it. It was a hit!
I decided to add the drizzle of chocolate as an added extra, and plus it looks better in the photo this way! Haha. It’s not necessary but apart from the aesthetics, it does also taste nicer too. It’s your choice, depending on how much time you have/how desperate you are to get to the sofa! I used a bag of Tesco sweet popcorn to save time.
Before we get to the recipe, I thought it’d be nice to share some of my favourite movies. It might give you some idea on what to watch this weekend!
- Ghostbusters* – such a classic! Who are you gonna call??
- Two Greedy Italians* – I absolutely love Gennaro and Antonio. I was so upset when I found out Antonio had passed away last year. I was lucky enough to meet him at a book signing in Oxford where I tried out my Italian on him. He was so nice and will forever be in my heart as one of my fave cooks. Sadness aside, both of them together are absolutely hilarious! You need to give it a watch, especially if you love Italian food as it’ll have you in tears.
- The Moaning of Life* – Karl Pilkington is another comic genius. If you haven’t heard of him before and don’t mind a bit of complaining, you’ll love Karl. He basically talks about different life topics, like ‘death’ for example and explores different parts of the world where they have different views on the topic; all are very interesting. He’s a bit of a grumpy old English man but we all know someone like Karl. He’ll have you in stitches!
- Horrible Bosses* – A classic Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis style film – you already know they’re going to get themselves into some sort of situation!
- Brooklyn Nine Nine* – I once watched this randomly and I was instantly hooked. DON’T watch if you’re not looking to start a new series, as you’ll want to keep going with this one. Set in New York, it follow a local NYPD in Brooklyn. It’s a classic Andy Samberg comedy.
What are your favourite films/shows/tv programs? Let me know in the comments!
*all are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small amount of the profit if you buy from it.
Ok, now to the recipe!
Things to consider:
- You might need a blender (I used a Nutribullet) to crush the biscuits. You could also wrap the biscuits in an old tea towel and whack them with a rolling pin.
Custard Cream Popcorn
The perfect treat for a Friday night move-marathon.
- 100g of sweet popcorn
- 10 custard cream biscuits + 1 for decoration
- 3-4 cubes of milk chocolate to drizzle
- Step 1 Pour the popcorn into a bowl.
- Step 2 Break six of the biscuits into small pieces and place in the blender. Blitz until a crumb has formed. Pour into the bowl with the popcorn and mix.
- Step 3 Break the other four biscuits up with your hand to form bigger chunks and mix in too.
- Step 4 Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn, using fast movements with your hand to create the desired affect.
- Step 5 Decorate with one custard cream broken in half. Serve on the sofa!
Want another popcorn recipe?
Try Crumbs and Corkscrew’s His and Her Popcorn recipe
Casa Costello’s Cinnamon Sugar and Pecan Popcorn
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