The 88th Academy Awards is on February 28th and I am already counting down the days. Watching all those glamorous, polished celebrities turn into emotional, stammering wrecks makes them human in a way that is absolutely unique to the Oscars. Daniel isn’t a huge fan of the Awards, but he humors me every year over a bottle of bubbly and usually a cheese plate. Last year we went to a lovely party that included ballots and glitter covered prizes for each category. Though this year we plan on keeping things simple, I have already filled out my predictions. For all you other Oscar geeks out there or even the first-time viewer, I have created a downloadable Oscar Ballot. This year I am bringing a little of the Oscar glitz and glamour to everyone’s favorite movie snack. Oscar Popcorn- the soon to be official snack of the Academy Awards! (Okay, probably not but once you try this yummy stuff you will agree that it should be at least nominated)You will need:
- White chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli)
- Gold Sprinkles (I got mine from Michaels Arts and Crafts)
Oscar Popcorn couldn’t be easier to make! It took me less than five minutes in total. Simply microwave your popcorn and put it in a large mixing bowl. Melt a mug full of white chocolate chips for half a minute then stir them up a bit and pop them back in for 30 more seconds. Pour the melted chocolate over the bowl of popcorn and toss/ mix it pretty quickly (the chocolate will harden back up in about a minute). If you want to avoid a popcorn ball, spread out the chocolate covered popcorn on a piece of parchment paper. Before you let the popcorn cool off evenly sprinkle your edible gold glitter. You will find that the sprinkles are more than just attractive, they add a nice candy crunch to your movie-watching treat.Now you all know my predictions! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets to take home a well deserved golden statue. I hope whether you are enjoying the Awards in bed or heading to a glamorous party, you have a lovely evening!
Printable: Oscar Ballot