Mint Chocolate and Lavender Popcorn

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Mint Chocolate and Lavendar Popcorn

This minty treat is laced with a hint of beautiful dried lavender flower (available at health-food stores or fine food markets). But beware, too much will give a soapy flavor and spoil the fun!

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  • 8-10 cups ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups air-popped popcorn (see above for method)
  • 1 cup good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery sticks, or any margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried lavender fl ower, optional
  • Sprinkling of fl eur de sel

Preparation

1 Place popcorn into a large bowl.
2 in a small saucepan, heat chocolate over low heat. as chocolate begins to melt, add margarine and stir until fully melted and incorporated. Remove from heat, and add mint extract.
3 Pour chocolate over popcorn, toss well to coat, and pour onto a lined sheet tray (or two).
4 While crushing the lavender with your fingertips, sprinkle over the popcorn, being careful to evenly distribute.
5 Sprinkle with fl eur de sel to your liking.  Chill popcorn in refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Break up into clusters and serve.
This popcorn will last a few days in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer but it is best freshly made.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (February/March 2013) - Subscribe Now.