I used to babysit for a kid who loved making this snack, and I sort of forgot about it until now. That little girl is probably 18 years old by now, but let’s not talk about that. Zebra popcorn (which apparently is an actual thing, and not just some kiddie fantasy) is popcorn drizzled with chocolate to give it a striped look and salty-sweet taste. The next time you’re craving something super sweet and super filling (without being a dead weight on the calorie scale), I highly recommend this. Plus, start to finish, it only takes 5 minutes to make.
Here is my low-budget version:
1 packet of kettle corn style microwaveable popcorn, popped
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
Melt the chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds, stir. Continue melting for about 20 seconds, or until the chips become fully melted and a spreadable consistency. Stir in the peanut butter and set aside. Microwave the popcorn according to package directions (I used the popcorn button on our microwave. Love that thing.) Place popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture over it with a spoon. Serve immediately, or let sit for a few minutes to let the chocolate harden.