I’m not too proud to admit being tempted by gourmet caramel and chocolate covered popcorn. However, the $11/bag price tag for Zebra Popcorn is just as rich as the goodness within the package. So, when I get to craving something crunchy, chocolately and peanut buttery, I make some Ghost Candy.
12 oz box of Crispex cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
Measure cereal, and set aside in a large bowl. If you think your bowl is large, enough, think again! This one is 4 quarts and I still ended up with cereal on the floor.
In a double boiler, combine chocolate morsels, peanut butter and butter. Melt completely, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture over cereal and stir using a spatula until evenly coated.
Divide cereal into 1-gallon sealable bags. Add half of the powdered sugar to each bag before sealing. Shake until cereal is well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
Store in airtight container (or reuse the bags) in refrigerator. Serve cold.
*Author note – In answer to a question asked on Facebook – yes, the name of these used to be Ghost Droppings as the dark chocolate covered in confectioners sugar look very much like what a ghost would poop.