Beating The Bake Off With Butterkist

Beating The Bake Off With Butterkist

Move over Mary, you too Paul there’s some new kids in town running the bake off…Oh wait you are…kind of. So here’s my pitch to the execs at Channel 4 the new home of the bake off, which you will not doubt be aware of unless you live under a rock. So here we go, here’s our attempt at beating the bake off with butterkist.

Meet your new baking talent…**drum roll***

Zara and Toby…

Zara and toby in chefs hate

Yep these two little *cough* angels have been set a challenge by Butterkist to bake up some delicious sweet treats incorporating their wonderful popcorn. Challenge accepted. Happily.

So channel 4, here’s our pitch, we’ve even chucked in a few videos so you can see their on screen talent. You’re welcome.

Popcorn is and always has been a big hit in our house so we were thrilled to take part. We were spoilt for choice when it came to our selection of popcorn but eventually decided upon two recipes – Rocky Road with Choccy Mallow Popcorn and Chocolate and Toffee Popcorn Bark.

I do believe Choc Mallow is a new flavour of Butterkist Popcorn and is yet to hit the shelf but it is popcorn heaven. It is chocolatey goodness that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty for eating it. Seriously you have to try it. It also lends itself perfectly to these Rocky Road bites. I mean chocolate and marshmallow are key ingredients eh. Inspiration for this recipe come courtesy of the Domestic Gothess.

So you will need:

100g dried cherries

100g digestive biscuits

300g Dark chocolate – or if you prefer half dark half milk (we went for the dark)

50g mini marshmallows

3 tbsp Golden syrup

50g Butterkist choc mallow popcorn

ingredients for rocky road bites

As baking with two small people goes this is a very quick and easy recipe to follow…


1. Melt the dark and milk chocolate in a pan with butter and golden syrup. A bit like this….


…See even a two year old can do it…

Once melted put to one side and allow to cool, but so it remains runny.

2. Line a cake tin with parchment paper (about 20cm/8inches in size)

3. Break biscuits into small pieces and add to a large bow. Then add marshmallows, cherries and popcorn.

4. Pour in runny chocolate and stir until everything is thoroughly covered in chocolate and combined.

5. Put mixture into tin and flatten.

6.  Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top as you choose.

7. Place in fridge to set for at least 4 hours – preferably longer if possible.

Et voila you have yourself some incredibly tasty, chocolatey Rocky Road bites with a difference. The popcorn is the perfect addition to these adding an extra crunch and chew at the same time. They were a massive hit with all the fam and for those with a sweet tooth they will be right up your street.

Rocky Road bites with butterkist
rocky road bites with butterkist
rocky road bites with butterkist
Not going to lie, cooking with two small, very small people, can be a bit tricky at times. They mostly like to eat the goods and spill things or drop things. Oh and the mess – my kitchen was a scary place afterward – yes it still is Mr Tammy *rolls eyes* but we certainly had a lot of fun. Toby basically ate marshmallows and Zara got stuck in saying ‘help me’ at pretty much every stage.

For those of you who can’t quite face taking on the baking with babies shenanigans then we also made some uber simple Chocolate and Popcorn Bark, and heres how:

You will need:

100g white chocolate

100g dark chocolate

100g milk chocolate

50g Butterkist toffee popcorn

ingredients for Butterkist Bark recipe


1. Melt all the chocolate in separate bowls

2. Line medium size baking tray with parchment paper

3. Pour in melted chocolate to tray, alternating and swirling the chocolate

4. Add popcorn

5. Put into fridge to set for 4-5 hours.

SIMPLES!!! Even with the little ones…

buterkist Toffee popcorn bark

It might not look much but it’s a fun and easy activity with the little ones and well it’s lots of chocolates combined to make one super chocolate with the added bonus of popcorn…what’s not to like?!

For more amazing recipes and inspiration  with Butterkist just check out their page.

 So bakers, what do you think? Can Toby and Zara replace Mary and Paul? Do they look tasty to you?

The Pramshed
My Petit Canard


  1. October 28, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Oh man, I love a good rocky road but never thought to use popcorn! My son would love this! I am a huge fan of salted sweet things so I bet salted popcorn would be excellent in this for me! x #foodiefriday

  2. October 29, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Both look really yummy, but I think the rocky road would go down best in our house. The children look so cute in the aprons and hats.

  3. October 29, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Oh man, both of those look amazing! I’m a big popcorn fan myself, especially the sweet & salty stuff, because it lets me satisfy both cravings with not that many calories. The idea of trying to cook with the Popple gives me the fear, though – the mess would be EPIC. #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. October 30, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Ohhhh these both look amaaaazing! I need to try these xx #foodiefriday

  5. October 31, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    They look amazing! I love the chocmallow flavour. They are delicious :- )#MarvMondays

  6. October 31, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Oh my god, these look amazing! Also…how cute do your kiddies look in their little chef clothes?! #fortheloveofBLOG #MarvMondays

  7. October 31, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Ooh I’ve not seen that flavour. We stuck to sweet or salted caramel is also good. Or hot cross bun flavour which was good! These look some very yummy and easy to make with kids treats! Thanks for sharing for #marvmondays

  8. November 1, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Love the idea of making a rocky road using popcorn, they look like so much fun definitely something I’m going to be making with my girls


  9. November 1, 2016 / 8:09 am

    These popcorn creations look amazing and so easy. It’s amazing what you can do with popcorn. This is making me hungry on the way to work this morning. I hope that your kitchen is tiny now, I can imagine what it looked like after. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  10. November 2, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Have to say I am slightly dreading doing this with my little one but at the same time cannot wait either!! Love that end photo!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday