Popcorn and chocolate are two irresistible treats and both are usually consumed while watching television, sporting events or a movie. Did you know that popcorn was made even before corn was domesticated according to research? Archaeologists suggest that ancient cultures in Mexico and indigenous people in North America made popcorn for consumption and ritual reasons approximately 5500 years ago. It is also believed that early American settlers consumed popcorn during breakfast as part of their cereal with milk, after learning about it from native populations. Thus, it seems only natural to combine it with dessert. We have found a delicious chocolate tart recipe which combines both. It is definitely a new favorite in our house.
Ingredients for 2 1/2 tarts:
- 20 g / 0.70 oz Popcorn (natural)
- 100 g / 3.52 oz Milk Chocolate (e.g. Ritter Sport Ghana 55%, Milka)
- 1 pack Mousse-Au-Chocolat Dessert Powder (e.g. Dr. Oetker)
- 250 ml / 8.45 oz Milk 1.5% Fat
- Popcorn for decoration
- 1 tbsp Milk / Dark Chocolate (melted)
Make your own stove top popcorn by adding popcorn kernels to a saucepan. Let it pop on low heat. Do not add butter or oil to it. Open the saucepan once the popping sound stops. Chop the popcorn into small pieces. Melt chocolate in a bowl or Bain Marie over a saucepan with boiling water. Mix popcorn with chocolate until fully combined. Place a dessert ring (Ø 9 cm / 3.54 inches) on a plate lined with parchment paper. Fill popcorn - chocolate mass into the dessert ring and press slightly to form an even base. Let the base cool down and harden in the refrigerator.
Mix Mousse-Au-Chocolat with milk and prepare the mousse according to the manufacturers instructions. Let it set in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour. Spread chocolate cream evenly onto the popcorn base until the top of the dessert ring. Decorate the chocolate tart with popcorn and drizzle chocolate on top. Place the chocolate tart in the refrigerator again for another hour. Remove dessert ring carefully by sliding a knife around the base. Slowly push the tart out of the dessert ring. Enjoy the chocolate mousse tart within 2 days.
Recipe Source: Tchibo "Köstliche Geschenke Aus Der Küche"
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