As Easter approaches this week I have started to plan some snacks for my husband and I over the weekend. Since it is just me and my husband, we usually don’t have a big feast like most people. We simply make and eat the foods that we love, as we spend the day relaxing. Sometimes I miss the fuss of running around trying to get a big meal ready. Not everything has to be complicated or difficult. Today I would like to share with you all a wonderful recipe, that I actually took the time to try out a couple of weekends ago. It is made using G.H Cretors Simply Salted Popcorn, but first let me tell you a little bit about this history of this amazing company.
Do you know who invented the first patented steam-driven popcorn machine? It was actually Charles Cretors, in 1885. At the Chicago Colombian Exposition in 1893, Cretors introduce the first patented steam-driven popcorn machine. Since that day, for five generations they have been following in his corn-popping footsteps, taste-testing recipes around our kitchen table.
Today we make all of our products just like Great Grandpa did. We cook all of our caramel in old fashioned copper kettles, one batch at a time. We melt real cheddar cheese to just the right temperature before pouring it on the fluffiest popcorn you’ve ever tasted! And we add our perfectly roasted nuts to our caramel recipe at just the right time to bring you the best tasting product you’ve ever had.
We’ve learned a few things in five generations but what has remained the same is our dedication to an authentic product that you can enjoy with your family the way we enjoy them with ours.
To keep up with the times and the ever changing demands of the public, G.H Cretors had to make a few changes, but have always said true to their small batch method. Their Organic Simply Salted Popcorn is a testament to their tradition and methods. They still make all of their popcorn in small batches, but have focused more on keeping their products pure. The ingredients in the Simply Salted Popcorn are Organic Popcorn, Organic Sunflower Oil and Sea Salt. You can’t get much purer than that! This product is also Certified Gluten-Free!
This popcorn is literally perfect. I am going to admit now, I have never been able to pop popcorn perfectly. I am always burning it, or seasoning it with too much salt. I love how I can just pop open this bag, eat and enjoy. It is perfect to eat on its own or to create stunning snacks for your family to enjoy. If you’re looking for the perfect Easter treat or just a great treat for your family, try the Sweet & Salty Popcorn Bark. Not only is it easy to make but you can whip it up in a jiffy.
I highly recommend checking out G.H Cretors Simply Salted Popcorn and any of their other brands of popcorn. I actually had the pleasure to also try out their Chicago Mix and it is to drool for. Since that day, when Charles Cretors rolled out his steam-driven popcorn machine, this company has been on the right track to making great popcorn for your family to enjoy. G.H Cretors Popcorn can be purchased online from their site, but best of all you can use the store locator to find a location near you.
Sweet & Salty Popcorn Bark
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 12
1 lb. dark chocolate
1/4 cup toffee bits
1/2 cup dried cherries
Line a 9×13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper so it overhangs the edges. Place the chocolate in heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat. Reserve 1/2 cup melted chocolate, for drizzling. Pour remaining chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Top evenly with popcorn, dried cherries and toffee bits. Drizzle reserved chocolate on top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Remove from pan and peel off the parchment paper. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
– Use at least a 70% dark chocolate for best results.
– Finish the bark by sprinkling with a 1/2 tsp sea salt, if desired.
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