Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

Coconut popcorn
So the other day I was driving to pick my kids
up from school when I realized my hands
really could use some lotion.

I have been driving for so many years…no problem.
I knew that I could handle getting in my bag,
grabbing the lotion, and staying in my lane.

Like I said, no problem at all.
The problem comes as I keep my eyes
on the road and squeeze the lotion on my hands.

I drop the tube in my lap and start
to rub the the lotion on my hands.
Immediately I realize that I squeezed
way too much out…and my hands were WHITE.
I didn’t even want to touch the steering wheel.
It was bad…really bad.

My mind is racing with my options…
do I should just wipe it on my jeans or
just wipe it on the van seat?

Both sounded bad…
I don’t want lotion spots in my jeans forever, and…
I don’t want my husband to “kill” me for wiping it on the seat.

Then I remembered…I shaved this morning.
So, very carefully…remember I am still driving…
I pull up a pant leg and rub some lotion in.
Then I repeated on the other side.
All better:-)

What?
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
It’s just a good thing there wasn’t that much
traffic on that road.

Hey, I stayed in my lane the entire time.
I just was very preoccupied.
You know what else seemed like a good idea at the time?
Almond Joy Popcorn!!!!
And truly it was a great idea!!!
I mean, 2 kinds of chocolate, 2 kinds of Almond Joy,
toasted coconut and almonds. Be still my heart!!!!

The only problem…is trying to stop once you start:-)

If you like coconut, I dare you to make some…
and try to stop eating!
Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 cups of popcorn

Almond Joy Popcorn Munch

White chocolate covered popcorn with coconut, almonds, and Almond Joy bars and pieces...for the serious coconut lover.

Ingredients

1 c. shredded coconut
7 c. popped popcorn (I used extra butter flavor)
1 1/2 c. chopped Almond Joy bars
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 c. Almond Joy pieces
1 c. white chocolate, melted
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and place in 400* oven for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally so the coconut does not burn. Cool on pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the popcorn, toasted coconut, Almond Joy bars and almonds. Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and toss to coat. Spread on a large baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with the Almond Joy pieces. Place in the refrigerator to set up quickly.
  3. Break the popcorn into large chunks. Drizzle with the melted dark chocolate and let set again. Store in a tightly sealed container.
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Comments

  1. says

    I always love your stories! This one cracked me up. I have no idea what I’d do in that situation either, probably just try to slather it all on my arms. At least it didn’t end in an accident!

  2. says

    You’re my new favorite mom. And if you ever feel like adopting an eager dessert-eating, house-cleaning freak child into your home, I would hope I’d be your first candidate.
    Oh, and as long as this comes as one of the perks because I cannot handle how delicious it looks and I just may copycat it.

  3. says

    Haha, I can just picture this (driving down the road w/ lotion all over) – I’m guilty – done this but I think I wiped the excess all over whoever was sitting next to me (luckily).

  4. La Casa Bella says

    Very funny story…unfortunately, it happens more than you think. That has happened with me when I had purchased an inexpensive, watery floral lotion that I purchased without sampling it. I loved the scent but it clearly was too watery for application while driving. I have slapped on excess lotion on my legs while driving more than one time but less than 5 times. I learned the hard way. Funny hearing that it happens to other people though. Invest in the expensive, thick lotion if you plan on using the lotion while driving…lol

  5. says

    I just wanted to say THANKS for this recipe! I pinned it when I first saw it, because it looks so yummy, and I finally made it for a party! It was a hit! And I ended up gobbling up the rest of it when everyone left… there may have not been any in the morning to share with my kids, oops! So yummy. And since you share so many yummy things with me I thought I’d share this with you…
    After making this popcorn it gave me a great idea for ice cream here is my Almond Joy Ice Cream

    1 cup almond milk
    14 oz. cream of coconut (find it in the booze isle)
    1 ½ cups heavy cream

    1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut (toasted)
    1 ½ cups sliced almonds (toasted)
    1 cup chocolate of choice (melted)
    1-2 cups chopped Almond Joy candy bars

    Toast coconut and Almonds (lay out on wax paper)
    Melt chocolate and drizzle over the coconut and almonds. Let harden. Break up into bit size pieces. Wisk almond milk, cream of coconut, and heavy cream together.
    Dump everything into ice cream freezer, and freeze.

  6. Lisa Wieland says

    I read through your Almond Joy Popcorn recipe twice. It has you toast a bunch of coconut on a pan, then never has you add it in anyplace. When do you add it?

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